New York Times
CBS will announce Katie Couric‘s successor — expected to be Scott Pelley — during the first week of May, reports Brian Stelter. “Privately, some at CBS complained about the public uncertainty surrounding the ‘CBS Evening News,’” he writes. “But the exit plan will begin to clear the air.” Back in 2005, Couric was called “CBS’s best shot, its only shot, and its long shot” at winning the evening news ratings race.
Howard Kurtz writes at Newsweek.com:
Having observed her over the years, one senses that Couric feels liberated in leaving a job that utilized only part of her emotional palette. She’s a bit bruised by the experience, but ready to bandage her wounds and try on a brighter wardrobe.