Katie Couric Out as Anchor of CBS News



It appears that CBS News anchor Katie Couric is out. So what will be her final Swan song? So the search is on for a replacement. Maybe CBS can do a reatity TV show and the winner gets the gig. For all you that think that Fox’s Megyn Kelly has a shot, don’t hold your breath.

The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say.
One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s executive producer. But with Fager taking a methodical approach to his first major decision, Pelley is not a lock. A few short weeks ago, the expectation in the Couric camp—after discussions with top CBS management—was that she would sign a new deal to stay in the anchor’s job through the 2012 elections as she figured out the next phase of her career. But the thinking on both sides has now changed as Couric has aggressively tested the waters—and found substantial interest in her services…

 Hot Air dreams up a vision of a Couric – Sarah Palin interview. That certain would be a ratings grabber, but if I were Palin I would not give CBS the satisfaction, or the ratings.

Posted March 26, 2011 by
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