Katie Couric Leaving CBS Evening News

By on April 26, 2011

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Katie Couric has confirmed she will be leaving the CBS Evening News.

“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.”

As to what is next for Couric?? ¬†She hasn’t confirmed what she will be doing but did say,

“I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling”

As always – we will keep you posted!!

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