Katie Couric Confirms Exit From CBS Evening News
April 27, 2011 at 4:56 AM (PT)
KATIE COURIC officially disclosed that she will depart the CBS EVENING NEWS after her contract expires in JUNE, a move that has been expected for several months.
COURIC told PEOPLE magazine, "I have decided to step down from the CBS EVENING NEWS. I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS EVENING NEWS and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 MINUTES and CBS SUNDAY MORNING. In making the decision to move on, I know the EVENING NEWS will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."
COURIC's show is offered by CBS RADIO NEWS through WESTWOOD ONE as a simulcast, and she also produces "KATIE COURIC'S NOTEBOOK" weekdays at 4:25p for the radio side. "60 MINUTES" correspondent SCOTT PELLEY is the likely successor for COURIC as CBS EVENING NEWS anchor, while COURIC has been expected to launch a syndicated television talk show after leaving the CBS post.