CBS, KATIE COURIC LIKELY TO PART WAYS
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Newsflash! Katie Couric's pathetic nightly news ratings are catching the eyes of the brass at CBS. Today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the CBS EVENING NEWS anchor is likely to leave the network before her contract is up in 2011. They speculate, she may leave shortly after the presidential inauguration early next year.
Couric isn't even halfway through her five-year contract, which pays her a hearty $15 million a year. Her ratings have never been anywhere near as good as her rivals at ABC and NBC. CBS and Couric's reps are not confirming this report. CBS released a statement saying in part, "...we have no plans for any changes regarding Katie or the broadcast."
The WSJ is also looking forward to a possible new job for Couric. Larry King's contract is up in 2009, so could she fill the slot on CNN? The cable net responded with a statement of their own, "...Larry King is a great talent who consistently delivers the highest profile guests, and we have no plans to make a change."
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