Katie Couric really came clean this morning on the “Today” show with Matt Lauer this morning. She discussed at length with him what her future will be like after anchoring the “Evening News” on CBS. “I don’t have any regrets, I love doing the Evening News,” Couric told Lauer. But she also talked with him at length about the “criticism” she faced early on.
And you could tell, she’s had enough. She told Matt that she’d like some more “wiggle room” to show off her “personality” by doing a syndicated talk show. It was a bold move in her various negotiations as she elaborated her various interests. Would her show be like Oprah’s or Ellen’s? “You know I’m a good dancer,” she replied, referring to Ellen DeGeneres. So it does that Katie has made her mind up, and all that remains is which offer for syndicated TV she will take.
Interestingly, Katie divulged all this to Lauer, her good friend. She also told him that Barbara Walters was like “pow pow pow” trying to get information from her on “The View,” but Couric didn’t comply. With Lauer, this was all planned, and scripted out to a ‘t’. For Katie, though, this was as close to an announcement as we’ll get for now: she’s done with anchoring the news, and looks pretty psyched about a looming deal.