After five years of anchoring CBS Evening News, Katie Couric announced yesterday that she will be leaving the program. I found this news altogether shocking, in that I had no idea she was still anchoring CBS Evening News. I was sure they had fired her ages ago. People Magazine says:
“I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. “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.”
What’s next for the 32-year broadcast veteran?
“I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling,” she says, adding that other details, including when and where the show will air, are “still being discussed.”
It was definitely the right career move on her part. The whole concept of “evening news” will be gone in a few years, you wait and see. It’s a lumbering dinosaur. Besides the preponderance of cable news channels, the internet is making broadcast journalism virtually obsolete anyway. Not necessarily because people are getting their news information online, but they’re too busy with all the free porn. Nobody wants to hear about Libya when they’ve got their dick in their hand. Trust me, civil unrest is a real boner-killer.