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Katie Couric Leaving ABC News, Likely Heading to Yahoo

 

Katie Couric

 

Katie Couric just can't seem to stay too long in one place these days.

She spent almost two decades working for NBC News, becoming best known for her long tenure as co-host of 'The Today Show,' alongside current host Matt Lauer. In 2006, Couric left 'Today' to go work for CBS, where she became America's first ever female anchor of a national nightly news broadcast. Things eventually went sour between CBS and Couric, leading to an amicable parting of ways in 2011.

Since last year, Couric has hosted a syndicated daily talk show called 'Katie,' and contributed to ABC News broadcasts and specials. That's all about to change, as ABC has confirmed that Katie will no longer be affiliated with their news division, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Instead, she'll reportedly be heading into the online realm, assuming a role with the news department of Yahoo. It is likely that Couric will write pieces for the site, as well as possibly host a streaming interview program. The two sides have not finalized a deal quite yet, but things are said to be progressing smoothly.

Rumors are also circulating that this may be the final season of 'Katie,' due to poor ratings and unhappy syndication affiliates. The show initially premiered strong, but has since fell into creative chaos, with executive producers coming and going as if stepping through a revolving door. Audience traction has been hard to come by, and speculation is that May's season finale will be the end. Keep in mind though, none of this has been officially confirmed, so take it with a grain of salt.


Details
Network:
- ABC
- YAHOO! SCREEN
Person:
- Katie Couric
Show:
- Katie (2012)

Written by: msd85
Nov 23rd, 2013, 8:10 am

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Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2013, 11:26 pm

Talk about a pay cut!  She's the worst and deserves Yahoo, then unemployment.

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