Katie Couric's Syndicated Talk Show Officially Canceled
Disney-ABC and Katie Couric announced today that Couric's struggling syndicated talk show will officially be ending after two seasons.
"While production will continue on Katie through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," Couric and the studio said today in a statement, according to Deadline. "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season."The news is hardly unexpected, following the news that Couric had already accepted a 'Global News Anchor' position with Yahoo!, giving her a high-profile interview show that'll be featured on the portal's homepage. Couric's duties at Yahoo! will begin in early 2014.
Upon Yahoo! CEO Melissa Mayer's confirmation of Couric's hiring, she said: "I've always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism. From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and historic elections to the Royal Wedding and the Olympic Games, groundbreaking interviews with heads of state and leading tastemakers, her experience is unmatched. Katie is dynamic, savvy and has a way of connecting with viewers that I really admire."
Couric joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in Summer 2011 and serves as special correspondent for ABCNews, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and Primetime news specials. Since September 2012, she has hosted the Syndicated daytime talk show, Katie.
In September 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. Couric served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric until May 2011. She also was a contributor to 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS News Primetime specials. On May 31, 2006, Couric completed a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC News' TODAY show. In October 2011, the Wall Street Journal called Couric of the "most successful anchors ever" at the TODAYshow.
Born in Arlington, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English and a focus on American studies. She lives in New York with her two daughters.
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