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AP source: Couric leaving news anchor post
AP/World ^ | Apr 4, 12:07 AM EDT | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 04/03/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT by quantim

NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast.

A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services.

Couric's move from NBC's "Today" show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a flourish that September. She tried to incorporate her strengths as an interviewer into a standard evening news format and millions of people who normally didn't watch the news at night checked it out. But they drifted away and the evening newscast reverted to a more traditional broadcast.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anchor; cbs; cbseveningnews; cbsnews; couric; katiecouric; katietheclown; leaving; news; perkypig; post

1 posted on 04/03/2011 9:28:04 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

and a distant perpetual last place finish...


2 posted on 04/03/2011 9:31:47 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: quantim

FAIL.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 9:32:42 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: quantim

Chipmunk had something on Moonves. Since 2007, they were dead last and he couldn’t kick her out.


5 posted on 04/03/2011 9:36:45 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: quantim

I hope the door doesn’t hit her in the kiester on her way out the door...


6 posted on 04/03/2011 9:43:34 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: SIDENET
Now for the $64,000 Question. Will the Perky Katie Couric and the Irrational Keith Olbermann get together to form a dumb and dumber tag team? What network's gullible enough to hire them — CNN?
7 posted on 04/03/2011 9:43:39 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: quantim

QUITTER.


8 posted on 04/03/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: quantim

Who cares? Go by! and let the door hit your widening ass on the way out.

Once a lightweight journalist, always a lightweight journalist.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 9:45:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Cry me a “cute” tear.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 9:46:48 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

They will probably hire Olberman, because Curic wasn’t liberal enough.


11 posted on 04/03/2011 9:47:41 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: quantim
The babe is going to bigger things: Dancing with the Has Beens!


12 posted on 04/03/2011 9:50:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: quantim
Te babe is going to bigger things: Dancing with the Has Beens!


13 posted on 04/03/2011 9:52:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: quantim

Unexpected!

/s


14 posted on 04/03/2011 9:52:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: quantim

CBS sure paid the Perky One lots of Millions for those last place ratings. Dopes!


15 posted on 04/03/2011 9:55:46 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: quantim

CBS is simply gearing up for the Ubama re-election campaign.
The network will surely find another good Democrat communist to fill the anchor chair.
But who cares, really?


16 posted on 04/03/2011 10:01:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: quantim


17 posted on 04/03/2011 10:12:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: quantim

What of her 60 Minutes opportunity?


18 posted on 04/03/2011 10:16:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: quantim

...like we didn’t know this was coming. Maybe she can find a job with wherever Dan Rather or Debra Norville are working now.


19 posted on 04/03/2011 10:23:34 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: quantim

She should run for President.

She has spent her life reading words off of a teleprompter.

After all, in Lib land, that automatically makes her infinitely smarter than Governor Sarah Palin, and just as smart as whoever that guy in the White House is.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 10:24:47 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: quantim

Hillary’s just re-assigning her to a position where she can start humping full-time for the beast again.

Campaign time is coming...


21 posted on 04/03/2011 10:27:58 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: max americana
Chipmunk had something on Moonves. Since 2007, they were dead last and he couldn’t kick her out.

When she was with the Today show their ratings kept going down year after year and she kept getting raises. This world doesn't make any sense.

22 posted on 04/03/2011 10:29:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: quantim
Guess she didn't push hard enough.


23 posted on 04/03/2011 10:38:56 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: quantim

Might as well give the job back to Dan Rather - courage!


24 posted on 04/04/2011 12:01:27 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: quantim

OMG! Oh Noes! what will we do?


25 posted on 04/04/2011 12:49:41 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: quantim

Couric, an ugly little female idiot. I never saw how that little troll could actually have an audience, and I suppose I was right, she drove away the existing audience. LOL!


26 posted on 04/04/2011 4:07:03 AM PDT by VeeP22
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To: quantim

The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012.
Another the View show? she’s going to have to pack on another fifty pounds.


27 posted on 04/04/2011 5:21:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: MasterGunner01

Now for the $64,000 Question. Will the Perky Katie Couric and the Irrational Keith Olbermann get together to form a dumb and dumber tag team? What network’s gullible enough to hire them — CNN?


Maybe there will be a spot for the perky one on Oprah’s network?


28 posted on 04/04/2011 8:11:54 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: bytesmith

We all must keep in mind that there is a very compelling reason that a “Couric” is a unit of fecal weight....


29 posted on 04/04/2011 9:27:38 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: bytesmith
You're quite right. Maybe Oprah needs Parky Katie and Olberdork to bring up her nonexistent viewership. I hadn't thought of that.
30 posted on 04/04/2011 11:54:56 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: quantim

KC and the Sunshine Cheeks have left the building!


31 posted on 04/11/2011 1:24:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Revolting cat!
To post #12/13:

WINNING!

32 posted on 04/11/2011 1:35:07 PM PDT by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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