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Katie Couric makes 'CBS Evening News' departure official

April 26, 2011 | 12:04 pm

Katie Couric leaving CBS Evening News Katie Couric finally has confirmed what we all suspected: She’s leaving “CBS Evening News.”

Because what would this week be without a Kate in the news? Sorry, Middleton. Your time will come on Friday.

In an interview with People magazine, Couric said: “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News.  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. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

Yada yada yada. But where will she find herself next? Couric doesn’t really say -- "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multidimensional storytelling," she said.

Until then, she’s got the royal wedding to cover. See, Middleton!


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Photo: Katie Couric. Credit: Getty Images