Katie Couric To Host Talk Show?
Would you watch Katie Couric’s Talk Show?
Rumors have been swirling for weeks about what Katie Couric will do when her CBS contract expires this summer. Now, The Associated Press reports that she is heading to fill the Oprah-sized hole in the daytime talk show lineup.
According to The AP, Couric will step down from her role as anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News’ after almost five years in the job. The AP says a network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move Sunday night.
No departure date has been set, but Couric’s contract expires June 4. She is now expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012, and several companies — including CBS — are reportedly vying for her services.
The New York Post reports that CBS offered Couric a new package including both a daytime talk show and a prestigious regular slot on Sunday night news magazine, ’60 Minutes.’ Although Couric’s current contract stipulates that she contribute to ’60 Minutes’ at least six times a year, she still hasn’t received any assignments from the producers.