Katie Couric Will Own Her ABC Show
She's close to deal on program expected in 2012
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2011 5:06 PM CDT
Katie Couric appears at the Women's Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

(Newser) – Katie Couric will have a syndicated daytime show on ABC sometime around the fall of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two sides are expected to announce the deal as early as Monday. A source tells the newspaper it will be "Oprah-esque," though the exact format is still under discussion. One sign of Couric's clout: She will reportedly own the show and thus reap bigger profits. The Wrap also has the deal close, noting that Couric's contract with CBS officially ends this weekend. Check out her CBS Evening News sign-off here.