The deal is done.
Via Drudge: Couric is set to announce her departure from TODAY on the program itself at 7:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, multiple sources said Tuesday. Couric will tell viewers that she will be leaving the show by May 31, when her contract runs out on NBC, sources said. That will set the stage for Couric to sign a deal worth at least $13 million a year to anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS and take a spot on 60 MINUTES. The announcement from CBS could come as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
Who would have thought that Perky Katie would replace Dan Blather? Strange days indeed.
Personally, I think Katie will fail miserably reading the teleprompter. And seeing as how the future of the 22 minute network newscast is in serious flux, this really doesn’t look like a long term gig. We shall see…