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Katie Couric leaving 'CBS Evening News': report

Katie Couric

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Less than five years after taking over the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric is moving on to other projects, according to the AP. An anonymous network executive told the news organization that Couric will launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012; several production companies are attempting to woo the anchor.

Despite a wave of publicity when she initially left NBC’s Today show for CBS News in 2006, Couric’s ratings have never lived up to her reported $15 million salary. She consistently trails Brian Williams of NBC and Diane Sawyer at ABC in viewership.

“We’re having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric,” said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair. “We have no announcements to make at this time. Until we do, we will continue to decline comment on rumor or speculation.”

Couric’s contract with CBS runs through June 4.

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Originally posted April 4 2011 — 9:07 AM EDT

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