One of the worst kept secrets in network news is expected to be confirmed in the weeks ahead when CBS will announce the departure of CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.
The New York Times is reporting that an announcement will be made in the first week of May, immediately following Couric’s return from London where she will be hosting coverage of the Royal Wedding.
The frontrunner for the Evening News chair is understood to be former White House chief correspondent and current 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley.
It has been reported by both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that Couric is developing a daytime talk show possibly with her former Today colleague Matt Lauer.
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