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Katie Couric Bids Farewell to The CBS Evening News (VIDEO)

by PopEater Staff, posted May 20th 2011 5:10AM
Katie CouricAs rumors continue to swirl about what she'll do next, Katie Couric has signed off for the last time from the CBS Evening News.

Her departure Thursday night came after almost five years after she became the first woman to anchor a nightly news broadcast.

E!Online.com reports that Couric bid farewell following a montage featuring some of her most memorable moments, including interviews with President Barack Obama, Valerie Plame, Alex Rodriguez and Clint Eastwood, trips to the Middle East and Africa, and coverage of the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama Bin Laden.

"To all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey," Couric said. "That's the CBS Evening News for tonight. I'm Katie Couric. Good night."

The 54-year-old reporter, who joined CBS in 2006, says of her next move, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling ... I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."

See her final sign off after the jump.

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Kyle Tortuga Brewer

Sounds like we found the replacement for the Oprah Show!

May 20 2011 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eric

I am sorry but quitting after 5 years to do a daytime talk show? It used to be getting a network anchor job was the pinnacle of a journalist's career. You would be in the job for a couple decades before retiring. Either this is a reflection of the times or it shows just how much she screwed up this job.

May 20 2011 at 8:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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