Katie Couric Confirms Exit From 'CBS Evening News'

Katie Couric confirmed today that she will be leaving her post at CBS Evening News. She broke the news, which has been rumored for weeks, in an announcement posted on People magazine's website:

I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News. I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future.

According to The New York Times' Media Decoder blog, she is courting offers from CBS, NBC, and ABC to host a syndicated talk show in 2012, though Couric skirts the specifics of her future plans in the People comment: "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling," she says.

No exit date has been set, but the AP reports that CBS is expected to announce 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley as Couric's replacement.

Read the full story at People, Media Decoder, and the AP.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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