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!