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Couric to Co-Host The View

Couric to join 'The View' ladies on Aug. 3

(Newser) - Katie Couric will soon get some practice at hosting her own daytime talk show, thanks to The View. Couric will be a guest co-host on the ABC talk show airing live on Aug. 3, the executive producer said yesterday. Last month, it was announced that ABC and Disney had signed... More »

Katie Couric Signs Off on CBS

Couric anchors CBS Evening News for last time

(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... More »

Couric's CBS Talk Show Dead

Anchor now expected to move to ABC

(Newser) - Katie Couric's talks with CBS over a possible talk show are dead in the water, sources tell TMZ. CBS has pulled the offer because Couric—who is stepping down as anchor of CBS Evening News —was seeking too much involvement with the network's news operation. ABC is... More »

CBS Replaces Katie Couric With Scott Pelley

Move represents a 180-degree turn

(Newser) - CBS made it official today , announcing that 60 Minutes veteran Scott Pelley would replace Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News effective June 6, a widely expected move that represents a major shift for the network. “Scott has it all,” gushed CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. “We... More »

Katie Couric: Yep, I'm Leaving CBS Anchor Post

What's next? ABC reportedly close to signing her

(Newser) - Let the Katie Couric bidding war begin in earnest: Couric confirmed to People that she is indeed leaving her job as anchor of CBS Evening News to focus on "multidimensional storytelling" elsewhere. Exactly what that means is unclear, but TV Guide quotes sources as saying she's close to... More »

Is This Man Replacing Katie Couric?

CBS sources tell TMZ Scott Pelley is the future anchor

(Newser) - Drumroll please: Katie Couric's replacement at CBS Evening News will be ... Scott Pelley. At least, if TMZ is to be believed (and remember, the gossip site did scoop the world on Michael Jackson's death and the Obamas' dog ). CBS network sources say Pelley, a veteran journalist and 60 Minutes... More »

Katie Couric Is Out at CBS News

She'll likely launch syndicated talk show, says source

(Newser) - It's been rumored for weeks , but a CBS Evening News official is now (anonymously) confirming that Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post. Couric, 54, the first woman in US history to be sole anchor of a daily network news program, plans to start a syndicated talk show some time... More »

Katie Couric Likely Gone From CBS News in June

Howard Kurtz: She's exploring daytime deals

(Newser) - Katie Couric is expected to leave her post as anchor of the CBS Evening News in June, writes Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast . She may stay with the network in some kind of daytime or syndicated talk show, but she's also exploring deals with ABC, NBC, and Time Warner.... More »

Couric Goes to Afghanistan; Ratings Hit 20-Year Low

CBS average viewership dips below 4.9M

(Newser) - This doesn't say a whole lot about civic affairs: Katie Couric broadcast from Afghanistan last week, and ratings for CBS Evening News tied an all-time low. An average of 4.89 million viewers tuned in on the five days (one of which was anchored by Harry Smith and another by... More »

CBS Eyes Cooper for Couric Job

CBS execs met with CNN anchor about Evening News gig

(Newser) - Network bosses may be eying Anderson Cooper to replace Katie Couric as anchor of the CBS Evening News: CBS executives met with the CNN anchor a few months ago to discuss the anchor job, according to two TV insiders. Couric's contract expires in mid-2011, and Anderson was apparently in the... More »

Diane Sawyer Outshines Katie Couric

New anchor is no everywoman, but ABC's winning the ratings war

(Newser) - Similarities between Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric abound, but the new ABC anchor is already beating her CBS counterpart. “Sawyer may be able to succeed where Couric hasn’t quite,” writes Los Angeles Times TV critic Mary McNamara, “blending the undeniable if troubling trend toward emo-journalism while... More »

Next for Katie Couric: Pay Cut or New Job?

Her contract up next year, Couric is sure to face a pay cut or worse

(Newser) - With reports of a 150-person layoff at her network on Monday and just about a year left on her contract, Katie Couric's future is uncertain. Her bosses at CBS have given no indication whether they plan to keep her, but even if they do, "I would be flabbergasted if... More »

Dan Rather Loses Bid to Reinstate CBS Lawsuit

Top NY court rejects former anchor's motion

(Newser) - New York's top court today rejected Dan Rather's bid to reinstate his $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS. Rather's motion was denied without comment today by the Court of Appeals. "I am disappointed that no court or jury studied the evidence," said Rather in a statement. "The... More »

Morgan Freeman Becomes Voice of CBS News

'It was the right time' to replace Walter Cronkite: network

(Newser) - Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the CBS Evening News. His introduction of anchor Katie Couric has been replaced by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman. The legendary CBS News anchor recorded the introduction, played at the beginning of most newscasts, when Couric started at... More »

Diane Sawyer Does 'Fine' in Debut

New ABC anchor is no Katie Couric, and maybe that's good

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer slid easily into the "ABC World News" anchor chair tonight, and really, were you expecting anything different? The second woman at the solo helm of an evening newscast "made a strong, if a bit over-animated, debut," writes Robert Bianco. She interviewed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, offered a... More »

Court Dismisses Dan Rather's Suit vs. CBS

Appellate panel tosses $70M breach of contract claim

(Newser) - Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS is all but over after an appellate court in New York dismissed his case today. Rather's lawyer vowed to appeal the ruling in the breach of contract suit. Rather initiated the suit following his ouster as Evening News anchor in the wake of... More »

Against Odds, Katie Couric Perseveres at CBS

After trying to change 'too much too soon,' Couric finally seems comfortable

(Newser) - Last year, it seemed Katie Couric’s days in the CBS anchor chair were numbered. Now, she not only plans to stay there until her contract expires in 2011, she's starting a weekly Charlie Rose-esque webcast—and her destinations post-Evening News could include 60 Minutes or CNN. “Her really... More »

Sawyer Faces Uphill Battle Backstage

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer finally has the job she’s been waiting for, Rebecca Dana writes for the Daily Beast: “anchor of World News, the once towering, now considerably diminished evening broadcast.” But her renewed rivalry with Katie Couric and her struggle to hold on to Charles Gibson’s ratings... More »

CBS: Cronkite Will Keep Introducing Evening News

Late newscaster's voice was to be dropped from broadcast

(Newser) - The voice of the late Walter Cronkite will continue to introduce the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reports. The network’s decision marks a reversal after talks with Cronkite family members, who were “very clear that if we continued to use his voice, they would consider it... More »

Cronkite 'Spoke for the Nation'

(Newser) - The tributes are pouring in for Walter Cronkite:
  • Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: His "passing, in the end, is the passing of an era, an era of black-and-white television, of mass audiences, of a slower time when the country waited for the headlines at 6:30 in the evening. No
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