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2006-04-06 01:10:28

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-06 00:46:58

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-05 20:29:36

By Steve Gorman and Michele Gershberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News may have hired a media star in Katie Couric, but experts said on Wednesday it will take more than celebrity and a fresh face to revive the once-indispensable network evening newscast. Couric, 49, long the darling of American morning television as co-host of the "Today" show for 15 years, is likely to bring at least a short-term ratings boost to the "CBS Evening News" due mostly to the tremendous buzz...

2006-04-05 20:20:33

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Now that Katie Couric has announced her historic decision to join CBS News, NBC is faced with a big decision of its own: how to chart the future of "Today." Despite reports that a deal with "The View" co-host (and former CBS News veteran) Meredith Vieira was imminent, NBC News executives stressed that they weren't going to make an announcement about a co-host Wednesday. Nor would they talk about the future of "Today" publicly,...

2006-04-05 14:01:28

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS News and become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric, 49, told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May, after 15 years in which she helped win the morning ratings war and generate about $600 million in revenue annually for NBC, a unit of General Electric Co.. She is one of the highest-paid figures...

2006-04-05 09:11:10

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...

2006-04-05 09:08:23

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...

2006-04-05 09:06:13

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...

2006-04-05 07:45:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was expected to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years as host, longer than any other anchor of the morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." Couric is one of the most highly paid figures in U.S. television, signing a 4...

2006-04-05 06:53:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday and said she would join rival CBS. Couric announced she was leaving the show at the end of May after serving 15 years as host, longer than any other anchor of the morning show. Couric said she would join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes."