Katie Couric, preparing to launch and host her own talk show on ABC, said today she is delighted to join the network where she got her start in journalism, according to a story by Lauren Sher at abcnews.com.
"It's been quite a journey for me and the idea of coming back to ABC where my whole career began is really quite something and it's very exciting," said Couric, who began her news career at ABC News' Washington bureau as a desk assistant in 1979. "I had to work my way up into the newsroom."
Now Couric will host and produce a syndicated daytime talk show, premiering on ABC in September 2012. Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of Disney Media Networks, made the announcement today from the Burbank, Calif. headquarters.
Katie Couric's new hour-long syndicated talk show will premiere on ABC in September 2012; Couric also joins ABC News in a multi-platform deal announced by Disney/ABC.
"This will be one place where you can go to make sense of a very complicated world and figure out ways that you can feel elevated and also things that you can learn that will improve the quality of your life," she said. "That's a tall order I realize, but we're dreaming big here."
Couric will also contribute to ABC News in her new role, anchoring specials, conducting interviews, and participating in special events coverage. Most recently anchor and managing editor of "The CBS Evening News," Couric said she was proud to join a group of established female journalists at ABC News.