Sunday, July 21, 2024

Katie Couric Hooks Exit Announcement to Book Promotion


Katie Couric has announced she’s leaving the anchor job at the CBS Evening News. She gave the exclusive announcement to People magazine as part of a deal to promote her new book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.” She told People: “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News. I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we’ve been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I’ve done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future.” In a couple of weeks Couric will announce her next move, which could be to stay at CBS and do a syndicated show, or go to ABC and do the same thing. Can you imagine Katie, Barbara Walters, and Diane Sawyer all in the same place? Duck!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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