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Katie Couric 'Felt Liberated' After Leaving CBS

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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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5 comments to “Katie Couric 'Felt Liberated' After Leaving CBS”

  1. 1

    Don't believe her story- Katie Couric FAILED AT CBS. The news people hated her guts. She was not and never will be, a news person.
    The hacket job she did on Sarah Palin ruined her reputation with women, older Americans and conservatives- the main viewers of CBS. And her Katie show is going to fail too. People HATED HER on GMA when she replaced Robin Roberts- that's why she was never invited back when Robin has to be out for her procedures.
    Katie is no longer important in American media.

  2. 2

    To Commie Kate,
    "We have met the enemy, and they are ours… — John Paul Jones"
    Your show will go into freefall like CNN's ratings.

  3. 3

    Yowsa! She's got some big gums.

  4. 4

    If anyone felt liberated, it was CBS. They paid Couric $15 million a year to do a really lousy job of anchoring the news and being in the very bottom of the ratings. Now ABC will suffer the same fate with Katie do a daytime talk show. We need another daytime talk show like we need another war. Her show will tank.

  5. 5

    Re: judalon – I agree. The show will tank.