ABC announced Monday they are bringing former CBS news anchor and former "Today" host Katie Couric aboard to host a new afternoon talk show, to launch in September 2012.
The multi-year deal will also give Couric a role at ABC News, reports the Wall Street Journal, in which she will contribute to ABC News, anchoring specials, conducting interviews and participating in special-events coverage.
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."
"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with "CBS News Anchor" Katie Couric and talked about her plans for the future after her contract with CBS ends in May. When asked about the whether she will reunite with her former "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer, she replied, "Maybe one day down the road, but not in the foreseeable future."
In Couric's new book, "The Best Advice I Ever Got," she chronicles the life lessons she received over the past year, relying on essays, brief comments and even poems, from a wide range of prominent people including politicians, CEOs and even royalty.
On Wednesday morning, "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric returned to "Today," where she told former co-host Matt Lauer that she will make a decision about her future in the next few weeks.
Katie also told Matt that she's interested in hosting a syndicated talk show that would focus on health and social issues, as well as politics. Couric said, "It might be nice to have a little more wiggle room for me to show a little more personality."
The latest rumor in the morning show shakeup is CBS anchor Katie Couric wants to reunite with her former "Today" colleague Matt Lauer.
"Extra" spoke with PopEater.com's Rob Shuter who said, "She called her old friend Matt Lauer and asked him if he would be interested in doing the show with her."
"Extra" talked to "Glee" stars Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch at the Television Critics Assn. FOX event and got the TV teachers to give us a lesson on what's coming up for the show.
Morrison couldn't reveal too many details on the Katie Couric episode, but did say the news anchor can cut a rug. "I did do a little dance with her. We just got together and were kind of dancing. She actually taught me some moves, a thing called the pretzel, do you know the pretzel? I can't even do it, you're all locked up and you're going crazy! I'm impressed."
Lynch, on the other hand, freely divulged how her character -- the conniving Sue Sylvester - interacts with Couric. [SPOILER ALERT] "Katie shows up to interview Sue Sylvester. Sue thinks she's there for the '10 Most Fascinating People.' Couric explains that's Barbara Walters and that she's there to interview for the year's Biggest Loser. Apparently, I won over Lindsay Lohan, and Lindsay Lohan's mother, and then her dog, who is apparently a loser. No one plays Katie Couric better than Katie Couric!"
Anchor Katie Couric is stepping out from behind her news desk and into "Glee's" McKinley High.
Katie told "Extra's" Terri Seymour at The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100: Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Tuesday, that she's excited to film her "Glee" cameo. "It's gonna be a lot of fun," she said. "My 14-year-old finally thinks I'm a little cool."