Katie Couric

Rumors have been going on for weeks about what do you do when Katie Couric said CBS contract expires this summer. Now, the Associated Press reports that it tends to fill the hole size in the composition of opera daytime talk show.

According to the AP, and Couric for her to step down as anchor of CBS Evening News' after nearly five years in office. According to the AP on a network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric did not formally announce its plans, according to the move to Sunday night.

No date is set to leave, but the contract Couric and ending June 4. It is expected, and she is now to launch a joint talk show in 2012, and many companies - including CBS - reportedly vying for her services.

New York Post reports that offered CBS Couric a new package including a talk show the day and prestigious regular slot on Sunday evening magazine, '60 minutes'. Although the contract provides for the current Couric they contribute to '60 Minutes' at least six times a year, and it has not received any nominations from producers.

Until recently, it was expected to stay on Couric as anchor of CBS Evening News' through the 2012 election for president. However, according to 'Post,' the appointment in February of Jeff '60 minutes' the dawn of the President and the President of CBS News, effectively ended any plans to expand Couric was for her to stay and anchor for the night.

Couric became the first woman to head the evening news broadcast when he took over from Dan Rather in 2006. Made its move from NBC to offer the 'Today' headlines, but after a strong start, using the new format, the ratings began to fall and broadcast quickly returned to a more traditional style.

And the 'CBS Evening News' settled in third place in the category, is still well behind Brian Williams at NBC's' News at night and Diane Sawyer on ABC's' World News'. Insiders say that the Couric $ 15 million salary has become increasingly difficult to justify the broadcast for third place.

He said Rome Hartman, producer Couric Executive Officer in the evening, CBS News, 'the Associated Press that although the acquisition of Couric obviously did not work out as well as CBS hopes, "I do not think it is right to think of it as, or call it, and failed .... and there are people who love Katie and those who do not love her, and that was a factor, "he said. "But it was the overall dynamics. There was a rock that we can not move, and I do not think it would matter who we put in there."

Has not yet made any alternative to Couric announced, but the names associated with include the role of Harry Smith, submitted by Scott Mitchell and Billy Ross. It is also said that Jeff dawn looking for candidates from outside CBS. If Couric signs on the loan agreement offered to hold talks with CBS that it is possible that they can continue on the evening news anchor on an interim basis last June, if they agree to stay in during a massive search for his successor.

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