April 26, 2011
Katie Couric has confirmed that she's leaving her anchor job at the "CBS Evening News."
She also told People magazine in a story published Tuesday on its website that she hasn't decided what she's doing next. But she says she is "looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."
The Associated Press reported three weeks ago that Couric's tenure as CBS anchor would end just short of five years in the job. Her contract expires June 4.
Couric is a University of Virginia graduate and the sister of late Virginia Democratic State Senator Emily Couric, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001. She was recently in Charlottesville for the dedication of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Virginia.
CBS News released the following statement regarding Katie Couric leaving: "There’s a lot to be proud of during her time at Evening News. CBS news, like Katie herself, is looking forward to the next chapter."
CBS has not set an exit date but is expected to appoint Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes" as her successor as early as next week.