Katie Couric Signs Off on CBS

Couric anchors CBS Evening News for last time
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2011 1:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Katie Couric, the first woman to be solo anchor of an evening network news show, has officially signed off on her 5-year stint at CBS. Couric's final CBS Evening News broadcast included an interview with Hillary Clinton and a "5 years in 5 minutes" retrospective of her time as anchor, Reuters reports.

"It's been an extraordinary privilege to sit in this chair," she said before the segment, which included interviews with George W. Bush, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and, of course, Sarah Palin. She thanked viewers "for coming along with me on this incredible journey." 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley will succeed Couric, who is believed to be close to a deal for a daytime talk show on ABC.

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