Is Katie Couric Headed For Daytime?



Television syndicators are reportedly salivating at the prospect of bringing CBS News anchor Katie Couric back to daytime television via a female-friendly talk show, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Couric’s contract with CBS—where she has anchored the CBS Evening News to less than stellar ratings since 2006—is up at the end of May 2011.

Couric was the the first female journalist to anchor a nightly newscast and prior to that co-hosted NBC’s juggernaut morning chatfest The Today Show for 15 seasons. I think her own daytime show could be a good look for Couric at this point in her career. I adored her, along with the rest of the free world, on Today, but try as I might, her Evening News broadcast puts me to sleep every time I try to support her.

Diane Sawyer comes across as much more polished, informed and commanding on ABC World News. Plus, she doesn’t take time out from covering Afghanistan to admonish the Glee girls for doing a sexy photo spread

Sawyer has managed to lure me away from NBC Nightly News, which prior to this past year, I had signed my unwavering allegiance to since around the time they cut the umbilical cord from my Mama.  Yep, a daytime talker would be good for Couric, in my opinion. What do you guys think? Would you watch another coffee klatch featuring Couric?  Sound off in the comments! 

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8 Responses

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    Puertoricanlips

    NO I want her to stay on CBS EVENING NEWS

    I mean i watch both her and Diane on there respective Evening news

    Jamey

    I cant believe you watch that stick in A**
    Brian Williams

    NOW that is A BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE with no personality

    Tom Brokaw was the man sorry if I missed spelled the name

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    ktuc

    I agree, Jamey (I know a first, huh?) but Diane Sawyer is much more captivating than Katie Couric and this comes from someone that could not stand Diane Sawyer on GMAC. Katie is much like Brian Williams, has no personality on the world news. If Katie were to get her own talker though, I hope she finds her personality again!

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    goyankees

    I’m NOT a Katie Fan, but I can’t help but wonder if she’d replace “The Crap” – Sorry, “Talk”…. Does that still suck??

    If I’m home for the 6:30, the choices in order are this…Diane, Brian, Family Guy, Seinfeld from 14 years ago, King of Queens from 9 years ago, Friends from 6 years ago….THEN maybe I’d consider Katie. (lie)

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    pumpkin

    I am not sure Katie should have left Today. I haven’t watched that show since she left. I do not like Meredith Viera. On the View Meredith would have fit into the women on TheTalk. They come off raunchy and uninformed to me. So did MV on the Vew. Obviously I missed Katie on today. Her absence changed the dynamic. She was great with Matt. Long story short, no Katie from Today I switched channels.

    I think she is doing fine on the night news. I just think people get their news elsewhere so the night news is just going to draw as many people.

    I don’t see Katie getting a talk show after all the strides she made. I see her doing specials or something like that. …I wouldn’t mind her being a recurring guest host on The View. ….Right now, they have great conversations. She could come on when there are big world news stories.

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    Smitty

    I’m a CBS news kid….When I do watch the evening news I choose her. I liked watching Dan Rather. I like Katie. I could see her doing a morning talk show.

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