Television April 26, 2011
Katie Couric to Exit 'CBS Evening News'
News anchor Katie Couric has finally made it official; she is leaving "CBS Evening News," reports People.com, after helming the news program for the last three years. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to solo anchor a network TV news program.
"I have decided to step down from the 'CBS Evening News,'" Couric told People. "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."
Watch a clip of Couric's interview on "Tavis Smiley"!
The broadcast veteran said she wants to do a show which allows her to do "more multi-dimensional storytelling. The bottom line is that I love doing all kinds of different stories. I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."
Details on a new show are "still being discussed."