Katie Couric’s Next Move: Staying Put at CBS?

by | October 26, 2010 at 9:02 AM | Cable News, TV News

CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric (Photo: CBS)

CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric (Photo: CBS)


Rumors of Katie Couric’s demise as the anchor of CBS Evening News have been swirling around television circles nearly since she left her post at the ‘Today‘ show, but insiders now believe she might be sticking around after her five-year contract expires.

Money seems to be the biggest factor when it comes to Couric’s future on CBS, with the anchor now realizing that “her stratospheric salary would have to come down to earth” should she remain on network television, writes Howard Kurtz on The Daily Beast.

“If Couric leaves after her first contract, she will be viewed like a one-term president,” Kurtz writes. “But insiders say there is now a good chance that she will sign a new deal with CBS that carries her at least through the 2012 elections.”

While talk of Anderson Cooper replacing Couric on CBS seems to have died down following his latest deal with CNN, some speculate offers could come Couric’s way from the likes of NBC and CNN.

“Obviously, I’m going to figure out where I think I could have a role, a strong role,” Couric said. “I’ll have to think long and hard about the choices I have going forward.”