Katie Couric’s last day as anchor of the CBS EVENING NEWS will be this Thursday.
Couric made the announcement at the conclusion of Friday’s broadcast, ending speculation on how close to the end of her contract she’d actually remain at the big desk.
Her replacement, 60 MINUTES correspondent Scott Pelley, won’t take over anchoring duties until June 6th, which will leave a hole to be filled by rotating anchors. One likely fill-in will be Harry Smith, who was appointed the show’s primary fill-in anchor when he was taken off THE EARLY SHOW in January.
Couric also said that on Thursday’s broadcast, she would relive some of the big stories covered during her five years at CBS News.