For those of us who feel the evening news is not the same since Katy Couric, aka “America’s Sweetheart” left last month, there is good news in the works.
The popular and personable lady of the media has just signed a deal with a major television network (ABC) to host and produce her own syndicated daytime talk show beginning in September 2012.
One of the best-known personalities on American television, Couric worked the CBS evening news for five years beginning in 2006 and was the first woman to serve as a solo U.S. network evening news anchor.
Despite her following and meticulous presentation, she was unable to raise the network’s third place rating among the competitors, NBC and ABC. Couric will do other work for ABC this summer as well, anchoring specials and conducting interviews.
The daytime show is still in the works and no title has been chosen as of yet. It is known that the show will be based in New York and that Jeff Zucker, her old boss from her “Today” show days will be her new supervisor as well.
Katy plans for the show to feature different topics; everything from serious stories about cancer drugs or the economy to dealing with funny, heart-warming tales with their promise of hope and personal fulfillment.
Katy’s backers and all of her fans know that her new show will be a dynamic, important and successful talk show.
While we all know there is enough bad news in the world, this piece of news is enough to make anyone smile.