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NEW YORK - MAY 03:  TV Personality Katie Couric attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art NEW YORK - MAY 03: TV Personality Katie Couric attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2010 Costume Institute Ball at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)  

Katie Couric’s talk show to be named ‘Katie’

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Laura Donovan
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Just months after the conclusion of talk show “Oprah,” former “CBS Evening News” host Katie Couric will have a syndicated television program named after herself.

Art for the much-anticipated talk show “Katie” hit the Internet Monday with the lofty tagline, “The Opportunity Begins September 6th.”

“Katie,” premiering on ABC next month, is part of Couric’s network agreement that enables her to contribute interviews, participate in special events coverage, and anchor television specials, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ample details on “Katie” have yet to be released, but Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this summer that the program will be “topical” and “capture the zeitgeist of what people are talking about.”

This spring, news outlets spent weeks speculating that Couric would depart CBS when her contract expired in June. The Virginia native confirmed the rumors to People magazine in an April statement, saying: “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.” (MORE: Couric announces CBS exit)

Though Couric did not specify what she had lined up, the 54-year-old told People, “I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling.”

The perennially “perky” Couric was the “CBS Evening” anchor from September 2006 to May 2011.

  • samluisobispo

    FUKC

  • Rowwdy

    Another retread.  If I were a betting person, I bet this latest show won’t last a year.

  • Native_New_Yorker

    Why is this woman still on TV?  And the networks wonder why they are tanking in the ratings!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Poulsenbaseball/1083232727 James Poulsenbaseball

    Katie Couric is the female version of an empty suit. She ranks with “The View” in ignorance and poor taste.

  • Hastykayaker

    Better be named….the “Catty Show”.    What a treacheous pussy she turned out to be…right up there with Hanoi Jane and Brain-dead Maxine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ARLG2EBQ4VOXI63FNJFUX5WUKE bobdog

    Is she going to dance for us?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6ZVZIKKU6O2MKTKF7RHYC3OEVM Joe Astroturf

    If Chunkie Katie loses some weight and has a lobotomy to
    straighten out that lefty brain of hers Fox might give her a part time slot.
    Even with the weight though she would never be able to break into full time.
    Ainsley Earhardt, Megyn Kelly , Jena Lee, Martha MacCallum etc etc need I say
    more. On second thought don’t even bother Katie.

     

    Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

     

    Here’s a verse

     

    When he lost his commie czar it must have knocked off his
    sox

    theirs actually someone reporting news but its only Fox

    he still has another czar Chavez loving lloyd

    he’s busy trying to make free speech null and void

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDTN5N5TKBQ5VA4FHWFXVF4QNE CMI

    Just what TV needs to do,………bring back this “has been” as a mouth-piece for Obama & the progressively stupid democrats!!!   

  • Anonymous

    Since she screwed up and came out of the closet as a nasty, opportunistic, unprincipled B*t*h, CBS has been having a hard time finding people who are willing to watch the chubby little twinkie. She had a soft spot on Regis, but unfortunately she thought she had talent. Too bad she was wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Since she screwed up and came out of the closet as a nasty, opportunistic, unprincipled B*t*h, CBS has been having a hard time finding people who are willing to watch the chubby little twinkie. She had a soft spot on Regis, but unfortunately she thought she had talent. Too bad she was wrong.