Could Robin Roberts be the next celeb-friendly journalist to attempt a daytime talk show? The Good Morning America anchor tells Broadcasting & Cable no, but that isn't stopping the industry rumor mill from buzzing over talk of another planned GMA spinoff.
From the report:
ABC News has made no secret of its desire to elevate its GMA franchise further. But in a statement to B&C, Roberts said a new show for her is not on the table: "No one is developing any show for me nor are discussions being had to that effect. I am 100% focused on my health and anchoring GMA, now and in the future." READ MORE
Did NBC try to talk Katie Couric into rejoining Today? The Perky One stopped by The Howard Stern show on Tuesday, where she revealed she'd been approached by the big wigs at NBC to once again re-team with Matt Lauer, prior to Ann Curry being promoted, at the morning talk show. Couric stated:
There were some cautious overtures to me to possibly come back to The Today Show but then they sort of evaporated.
Watch Couric dish with Stern after the jump! READ MORE
More backstage drama for Katie Couric’s talk show. Deadline is reporting Michael Morrison, who joined Katie in January as executive producer, is leaving and will be replaced by Rachel Miskowiec. The article goes on to chronicle Katie’s freshman struggles.
After a strong opening, the show slipped in the ratings. Its numbers eventually leveled off and Katie remained No.1 in households among all freshmen for the entire season but it has been running neck and neck in households and total viewers with fellow rookie Steve Harvey, which has been edging Katie in the key women 25-54 demographic. Katie also has been struggling with its identity, with Couric, who also serves as exec producer, reportedly pushing for news-making interviews and more serious journalistic approach normally reserved for in-depth news programs like 60 Minutes as opposed to daytime TV’s conventional emphasis on lighter fare and celebrities.
Katie Couric invited fellow ABC News journalists David Muir, Ginger Zee and Mike Boettcher to report from ground zero of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. At last total, 24 people—many of them elementary school children—are known to have perished during the natural disaster. Watch the video from Katie's coverage of the catastrophic Oklahoma tornado after the jump. READ MORE
It seems Katie Couric did a bit more than guest on General Hospital, as the unscrupulous reporter who tried to get the dirt from Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) about his family. According to The Huffington Post, Couric revealed she helped come up with her character.
"I did actually help the writers come up with that storyline," Couric said on her show. "Sleazy tabloid reporters actually sneak into hospitals."
First, Jeff Zucker left Katie Couric's self-titled talk show high and dry to go run CNN; now he's snatched up one of Katie's top producers! According to the New York Times, Zucker has tapped former Today buddy Michael Bass to fill a senior vice-president role at the struggling, cable news outlet. READ MORE