Katie Couric is reportedly set to leave her post on the CBS Evening News desk to launch a syndicated talk show, according to Usa Today.
Less than five years after making history as the first woman to anchor the network's evening news broadcast, the 54-year-old is moving on to front her own show. Couric's contract with the network officially ends on 4th June 2010 and during a recent appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman', she hinted at a move away from the news desk. Letterman said, "Once you take that anchor chair, that's what you do", to which Couric replied, "Really?" Cbs representative Sonya Mcnair played it cool concerning rumours of a new talk show, saying, "We're having on-going discussions with Katie Couric. We have no announcements to make at this time. Until we do, we will continue to decline comment on rumor or speculation". Couric hit the headlines in 2006 when she left NBC's 'Today Show' to join Cbs. She initially became a hugely popular figure with audiences as she brought her strengths as an interviewer to the evening news.
Katie Couric is expected to launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012, but further details on the program are yet to be revealed.