Katie Couric’s contract with CBS is up next month, and the two have been together since Couric left NBC’s “The Today Show” in 2006 to become the anchor of the “CBS Evening News”, as well as spots on “60 Minutes”. Now, word has leaked that negotiations have broken down between the two sides and they don’t look likely to go to the bargaining table any time soon, and ABC may be swooping in to offer Couric a deal.
CBS still has the right to match any offer than Couric until her contract is up on June 4th, but if there was an online gambling prop on this subject, ABC would definitely be the favorite right now, according to sources, although some also say it’s just a negotiation ploy for Couric to get what she wants from CBS. Couric’s main goal is to get a talk show, and ABC has reportedly offered to agree to that stipulation, along with appearances on “ABC News”. According to the source, CBS is upset because Couric seems to be drawing out the process and didn’t agree to their opening offers right off the bat, although there are conflicting reports, of course.
It wouldn’t be a major surprise to anyone if Couric is doing this in order to get more out of CBS; we see this every day, in every type of negotiation, and this seems like it will go down to the wire, which is the end of Couric’s contract. It probably would be best for the two sides to continue what has been a successful relationship, but Couric has the upper hand because she was successful at NBC, and then again at CBS, so it’s a safe bet that she’ll be successful at ABC. If you’re a fan of Katie Couric, you should know where she’ll be in the next month.Share on Facebook