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Katie Couric, CBS Begin Contract Talks
TV Newser ^ | Dec. 20, 2010 | Alex Werpin

Posted on 12/20/2010 4:17:01 PM PST by Beaten Valve

CBS News and “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric have begun preliminary talks about a new contract, Bloomberg News reports. Couric’s current deal with CBS ends next year.

Not surprisingly, it appears that any potential deal would result in lower pay for Couric, who signed a record-breaking $15 million a year in 2006.

That would be in line with what CBS CEO Les Mooves said in August of rich anchor conracts: ”Those days are over, because the news no longer generates the kind of revenue or success that’s worth doing [those contracts].”

Later that month he backtracked a bit, saying that they “haven’t even begun” to negotiate with Couric.

Of course, rumors of Couric leaving CBS News are nothing new, TVNewser has been reporting on them since 2008. But with her current deal coming to an end, and Bloomberg reporting that CNN is interested in her, it looks like some movement is actually beginning to happen.

Bloomberg also reports on some other things CBS could bring to the table:

CBS and Couric haven’t addressed specific terms yet, one of the people said. The anchor’s contract provides a window when she can entertain offers from companies other than CBS, one of the people said.

One option for Couric would be to produce and host a show that New York-based CBS could syndicate, the person said. The anchor intends to continue her 40-minute online chats with guests that have included former Vice President Al Gore and pop- star Justin Bieber, said one of the people.

Couric also expects to continue taking assignments for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the person said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cbs; katiecouric
I think she should join the cast of "The Jersey Shore".

We already know that she prefers younger men...

1 posted on 12/20/2010 4:17:03 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

“I think she should join the cast of “The Jersey Shore”.

“The Snook v. The Perkie One”

Steel cage match to the death


2 posted on 12/20/2010 4:19:59 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Keep Russ Mitchell, get rid of last-place Katie.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 4:21:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Beaten Valve

She’ll show up at CNN just in time to finish it off.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 4:23:00 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: F15Eagle
Those days are over, because the news no longer generates the kind of revenue or success that’s worth doing [those contracts].”

Pretty amazing admission from Moonves.

“We suck and we know it”.

5 posted on 12/20/2010 4:23:23 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Beaten Valve

I wonder who she’s sleeping with? It can’t be her unbiased broadcasting skills.


6 posted on 12/20/2010 4:23:35 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Beaten Valve

They should get rid of her.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 4:24:53 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Beaten Valve

I hope CBS finally pays Katie what she’s worth.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 4:28:31 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m always amazed, yet not surprised, when these raging socialists in the media become raging capitalists when it comes to their own employment contracts and book deals. You would think they would notice their blatant hypocrisy, but it never dawns on them.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 4:31:59 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Les Mooves will open the door to the bird cage, let the bird fly around “Perky” then land on her shoulder and sing it’s song: Toot-a-loo; toot-a-loo; toot-a-loo


10 posted on 12/20/2010 4:36:24 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: Beaten Valve

I really doubt that that many viewers would care if they canned her. Fox News has several women on staff that are better looking and at least as good in their delivery.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 4:40:06 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I hope CBS finally pays Katie what she’s worth.

Actually - I'd love to see her get 30 million a year - let them spend obscene amounts on her, it will expedite the obsolescence process of CBS.

12 posted on 12/20/2010 4:50:09 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Beaten Valve
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13 posted on 12/20/2010 4:52:52 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Avid Coug

Many of FX News reporters have law degrees. “Perky” was a cheerleader.


14 posted on 12/20/2010 4:58:50 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Beaten Valve

Hey Couric, here’s your new contract. $0.00 Don’t let the door hit you in your commie ass on the way out.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 5:00:01 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: Avid Coug
These are the rating for 12-6-10.

----------- NBC ---------- ABC ------- ---- CBS

• Total:9,420,000 ====== 8,400,000 ====== 6,000,000

• A25-54: 2,740,000 ======= 2,320,000 ====== 1,830,000

Uhm, perty, perky, porky, katy is on seebs.

16 posted on 12/20/2010 5:00:54 PM PST by USS Alaska
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To: Beaten Valve
can all the people who got laid off by the CBS evening news in the past few years sit it during the negotiations... (snicker)
17 posted on 12/20/2010 5:01:41 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

sit it = sit in


18 posted on 12/20/2010 5:02:24 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Beaten Valve

Dan Rather is handling negotiations for her.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 5:07:20 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Any word on how much Katie is willing to pay CBS so she can pretend to be a newscaster?


20 posted on 12/20/2010 5:09:08 PM PST by Robwin
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To: OrangeHoof

one of her guests, say sarah palin, should ask katie when “enough is
enough,” to quote obama. they should ask katie if she ever asks
her agent not to negotiate such a large fee so that other people
at cbs might keep their jobs. the last time she got huge raise
at nbc, many of the little people, that she cares so much about, were being laid off. they should look up some of katie’s quotes about
ceos making too much money. i’m sure most of them don’t get money
and perks that she receives.


21 posted on 12/20/2010 5:31:18 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Katie Couric, CBS Begin the Talks that will Contract her Contract?


22 posted on 12/20/2010 5:34:30 PM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Anyone who’s a stockholder in National Amusements (CBS, Paramount, and MTV) can weigh in on this and call for her to be fired. If I held stock in that company, I would. She arguably costs the news division and by extension the entire network money every night she sits in the anchor chair.

Disney stockholders screaming their heads off were enormously influential in removing Michael Eisneer, for example.


23 posted on 12/20/2010 5:39:04 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Beaten Valve

Everyone has seen her colon already...

I’d say get lost you back-door wh@$3!!


24 posted on 12/20/2010 5:43:38 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: USS Alaska

What’s A25-54?


25 posted on 12/20/2010 5:55:42 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Beaten Valve

She should be bartending in a dive-bar in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Even that would be above her skill set.


26 posted on 12/20/2010 6:15:27 PM PST by Gapplega
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To: TaMoDee
What’s A25-54?

A = Ages

27 posted on 12/21/2010 6:13:04 AM PST by USS Alaska
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