Everyone knew it was coming, but now it's official. Katie Couric, who has been an anchor for nearly five years on the “CBS Evening News,” confirms she is leaving the position for “a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling." Just what that format is hasn't been revealed yet.
While the Associated Press announced Couric's departure three weeks ago, this is the first time Couric has publicly announced ending her tenure as the CBS anchor, and comes a little over a month away from her contract ending on June 4. She made the announcement in a story published today on People magazine's website.
No official exit date has been announced yet, but CBS is expected to appoint Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes” as the heir to the anchor chair.
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