In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that anchor Katie Couric will step down from the CBS Evening News, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ripped the anchor’s mission to be a more versatile storyteller.
As reported by Politico, Palin appeared on Fox News’ “The Record with Greta Van Susteren” on Tuesday and was asked if she’d heard about Couric’s CBS exit.
“Yeah, I think I read that in a newspaper… one of many newspapers that I read, online,” Palin said, alluding to her disastrous 2008 interview with Couric in which the former vice presidential candidate did not name specific newspapers she read.
Palin mocked Couric’s goal to improve on storytelling.
“And yeah, I hear that she wants to now engage in more multidimensional storytelling,” Palin added, “Versus, I guess, just the straight-on reading-into-that-teleprompter-screen storytelling. So more power to her. I wish her well with her multidimensional storytelling.”
It comes as no major surprise to anyone that Couric is exiting CBS Evening News. For the past few weeks, many have speculating Couric would depart from the network upon the June expiration of her contract. It’s unclear where she’s headed now, but The Wrap reported earlier this month that NBC, ABC, and CNN have all tried to get Couric on board.
Couric told People magazine on Tuesday that she’d be leaving CBS Evening News. Although she didn’t provide details on her next big career move, Couric said, “I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multidimensional storytelling.”
During the 2008 presidential election cycle, Couric conducted an uncomfortable interview in which she grilled Palin on foreign policy, her “lack of interest and curiosity in the world,” newspapers, Supreme Court issues, and politics.
[WATCH: Palin and Couric clash]