Katie Curic First Female Anchor of Network Evening News – CBS to Pay Her $15 Million

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You may notice a change in both the “Today” show and the “CBS Evening News” this month. Katie Curic has left Today and will begin anchoring the CBS news broadcast. It has been more than three months since she signed-off on the Today show where Meredith Vieira will take over for her.

The evening News program will be a more serious format for the 49 year-old Curic, but she is looking forward to it. She may also be looking forward to the $15 million paycheck. Tom Jicha of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Couric hopes she can wean the audience from the “superficial toward the significant”. Curic said "Obviously there is interest because the person who is in front of the camera, introducing segments and doing interviews, is the mainstay of the newscast. But I think people are more interested in the actual content and substance of what they're hearing."

Curic will make history by becoming the first solo female anchor for a major broadcast network. CBS hired Connie Chung in the 1990’s to co-anchor the CBS Evening News. Interestingly, Chung (married to talk show host Maury Povich since 1984) was also host of a Today show predecessor on NBC called “News at Sunrise”. Comment on this Article at our Forum

Curic has a lot of charisma, personality and journalistic skills. Those skills were put to the test on September 11th 2001 when she was on the air when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. She was on the air non-stop for several hours that day.

By Nancy Connors
Best Syndication

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