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Katie Couric trading news for syndicated talk?


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Could Katie Couric be giving up her anchor chair at “CBS Evening News” after five years on the job?

That’s the story making the rounds this morning as Couric, who departed NBC’s “Today” show five years ago to become the first female TV news anchor, contemplates her next move.

Couric’s current contract with CBS expires on June 4, and countless industry insiders have whispered that she was planning to leave her gig … possibly for a return to a morning television program, where her sunny demeanor fit the daytime programming.

Now anonymous sources are telling the AP that Couric “is leaving” her post at CBS, and that she “is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services, including CBS.”

Is it Couric’s intention to attempt to fill the void left by syndicated talker Oprah Winfrey? How do you think Katie would fare in direct competition with, say, Ellen DeGeneres, who has a very loyal following in daytime talk?

More on Couric’s plans – which may include a contract renewal at CBS, after all of these media diversions – as they develop.

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