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Katie Couric & Diane Sawyer's Bitter Behind-The-Scenes Feud Comes To The Forefront With New Tell-All!

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Katie Couric. Diane Sawyer. Two of the most important newswomen in history.

But according to a new tell-all book, their history together is actually pretty ugly!

Sheila Weller's The News Sorority tells the story of a behind-the-scenes feud whose fallout we didn't even know we were watching!

According to the book, when Katie and Diane were heading rival morning news shows Today and Good Morning America, they frequently competed for guests- and the competition got personal! Weller writes:

"When a friend of Diane's, a public figure, was being pursued by Katie's people, the wooed eminence got a call from [Diane's movie director husband] Mike Nichols, who said — in a very nice way, to be sure — that he and Diane would essentially cut off all social contact if their friend appeared on Today."

The book also alleges bad behavior on the part of Katie. When Diane got an interview they were both gunning for, Katie is quoted as saying:

"I wonder who she blew this time to get it."


Neither Diane's nor Katie's reps had any comment on the claims made by the book, but former ABC News President David Westin had a harsh response:

"Certainly she did no fact-checking with us. It seems to me like ancient history, whether fact or fiction."

Hmm, that's a strong dismissal, but not exactly a denial. Either way, sounds like a pretty fascinating read.

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4 comments to “Katie Couric & Diane Sawyer's Bitter Behind-The-Scenes Feud Comes To The Forefront With New Tell-All!”

  1. Hugh says – reply to this


    Nice..that's the way it should be. ..you go ladies! !

  2. @v@ says – reply to this


    The news industry is competitive by nature. It should be nothing personal.
    The 'wonder who she blew' comment is more of a bitchy question, and its use now may be more of an expression that's worked its way into modern day vernacular and at this point doesn't always even mean literal blowing. I doubt you'd hear of Diane saying it, but you never know.

  3. @v@ says – reply to this


    …but adding that if there was a blowing contest there, looks like Diane won.

  4. fudge-gio says – reply to this


    This war between these two characters is like the rivalry between God and Satan.. Diane holding God role and Katie as the devil! But one fact remain, is that everyone knows Katie Couric is the devil incarnate with boobs..