Katie Couric is moving onto a new frontier in September with the launch her new daytime talk show, Katie.
While she was the first woman to ever anchor a weekday network news show alone, she didn't have any problem giving up her CBS gig. In fact, she felt "liberated" when she left!
In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, the television personality revealed that she was actually "constrained" by the network, but explained she did get "an ultimate sense of satisfaction," as she told the magazine:
"I'm really proud of the work I did. I had an ultimate sense of satisfaction. But I was not ambivalent about feeling this wasn't the place for me for the rest of my career. It wasn't the right environment for me. In terms of the atmosphere, it wasn't a good fit for my sensibilities and personality."
And although she's no longer giving millions of Americans the national headlines, she's wants to make sure everybody knows that she's "not a quitter." As she continued to elaborate on her time spent anchoring the CBS Evening News, Couric continued:
"I'm not a quitter. There were times when I thought to myself, 'Gee, do I need this?' But I thought, 'You know what? I can do this job as well as anyone. If people are projecting their own issues onto me, that's not my problem.' I resolved to do the best job I could and focus on the business at hand."
That shouldn't be a problem now since her new business at hand seems like a lot more fun! The first episode of ABC's Katie premieres on September 10.
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