The second-most drawn-out transition of our time — behind only the Queen Elizabeth –to- Prince Charles throne-of-England hand-off — inched forward Tuesday when Katie Couric said Tuesday she was leaving the “CBS Evening News.”
“After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record,” People.com reported breathlessly as a wind-up to its “scoop”:
“I have decided to step down from the ‘CBS Evening News,’ ” Couric told People.com exclusively.
“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,’ ” added Couric — who, coincidentally, should be now be in London to cover the marriage of Prince Charles’s uber-popular eldest son, Prince William, to commoner Kate Middleton!
“In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands.”
Katie will have more to say tonight about her exit from “CBS Evening News” on Tavis Smiley’s PBS talk show.
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