WashPost, NY Times: How Katie Couric Will Move to Rather's Chair at CBS

TV Newser is collating the latest Katie Couric news:

In Tuesday's New York Times, Bill Carter writes: "Any such announcement" about Katie Couric's move "will not be accompanied by a news conference at CBS, however, several people close to Ms. Couric said. Some reports this week have suggested that CBS was reserving space at its news headquarters for a formal introduction of Ms. Couric. But her associates said they believe that there is no possibility that that will happen this week. The reason, they explained, is that Ms. Couric will remain at NBC News through May 31, the full duration of her contract, and would not consent to appear at a CBS event, out of deference to her NBC employers."

Here's how it's going to work, according to Howard Kurtz in the WashPost: "The tentative plan is for a two-step process in which Couric first announces her departure from NBC, which would like to give her a warm send-off after a decade in which she helped make 'Today' the top-rated morning program...An announcement that Couric will succeed Bob Schieffer as anchor of the 'CBS Evening News' will come later, in part because the final contractual details -- which will include a regular spot on '60 Minutes' -- have not been worked out, the sources say."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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