Katie Couric Considering Daytime Talk Show
Can she fill Oprah's shoes?
Katie Couric may be headed to daytime television. The CBS Evening News anchor is going to be a free agent soon, and networks are reportedly offering her some hefty deals for a syndicated talk show.
After 15 years as co-host on the Today Show, and then becoming the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks, Couric is a hot commodity.
So when her $15 million contract with CBS runs out in May, she may be looking for a trade. And other teams would love to have her experience and personality.
According to a new report, multiple syndicators are approaching Couric about possibly hosting a daytime talk show. So far Couric has indicated that she wants to stay with CBS, but with a sweet enough deal from someone else ... who knows what could happen.
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A good indicator of Couric's possible success on daytime television could be Anderson Cooper, who is launching his new show Anderson next year.
"What works in Katie's favor is if Anderson Cooper succeeds," an insider told trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable. "If Anderson Cooper fails, then ... stations won't want to try another news person."