CBS says talks on with Couric amid reports she's leaving

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Posted: Apr 04, 2011 8:58 AM
CBS says talks on with Couric amid reports she's leaving

BOSTON (Reuters) - CBS on Monday declined to comment on reports Katie Couric is giving up her post as anchor of "CBS Evening News" to launch a syndicated talk show.

"We're having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric," said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair in a statement.

"We have no announcements to make at this time. Until we do, we will continue to decline comment on rumor and speculation," the statement said.

Couric, 54, became the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast in 2006. Her five-year contract expires in June.

Prior to that she was co-anchor of NBC News' "Today" for 15 years.

(Reporting by Lauren Keiper; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Jerry Norton)