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Rumors have swirled for weeks that Katie Couric will be leaving the anchor seat at CBS Evening News to pursue other opportunities (reportedly including a talk show with former Today coanchor Matt Lauer!) when her contract expires in September. However, during an appearance Tuesday morning on The View, Couric would not confirm the reports, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"I haven't made a decision," Couric said matter-of-factly. She played equally coy when asked about reports that she's eying her own syndicated talk show (which seems like it would be a perfect fit for the extroverted "perky" star). "I'm talking about certain opportunities," she said, adding, "I understand you wanting to break news on The View."
Not one to give up, View cohost Barbara Walters complimented Couric on her stint as anchor using the past tense, saying, "You did a really good job."
"Yes, and I hope you continue to think so when you watch me tonight," Couric responded, picking up on Walters' implication.
Indefatigable as ever, Walters persisted: "I think you're doing the right thing."
"Well, you don't know what I'm doing, but thank you," Couric bantered back.
Couric's time at CBS has been famously rocky, with the Evening News staying solidly in third place throughout her tenure there. Couric herself recently told The New York Times that she has some regrets: "I think we were overly ambitious. We probably would have been better off playing it a little safer."
So what is next for Katie Couric? Only time will tell.