There’s always a chance that the Katie Couric-is-leaving-the-evening-news story is wrong and the Donald Trump-is-running-for-president story is right, but The New York Times says we’ll finally get the answer on Couric this week, when CBS begins the process of dragging this thing out for at least two more weeks–first by confirming that Couric’s leaving, and then next week
telling us that Scott Pelley‘s announcing someone as her replacement.
As the Times‘ Brian Stelter reports, the “meticulously arranged exit plan was described by four people with knowledge of it” and involves Couric making her statement this week and her successor being announced after Couric returns from the royal wedding. Why drag all this out? Good question, according to some CBS insiders:
Privately, some at CBS complained about the public uncertainty surrounding the “CBS Evening News.” But the exit plan will begin to clear the air.
CBS executives are interviewing candidates to be the executive producer of Mr. Pelley’s newscast, two of the people with knowledge of the plan said.
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