Katie Couric to Make 'CBS Evening News' Exit Official This Week

CBS is expected to conifirm Couric's departure and announce that 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley will replace her as anchor

Katie Couric is leaving CBS Evening News when her contract runs out.

What's that you say? You already knew that? Actually, the rumors of Couric's exit these last few weeks have been qualified with lots of reportedlys and allegedlys, while Couric herself has batted away the media questions about her future. The New York Times reports that she'll officially acknowledge her exit this week, as soon as she returns from covering the royal wedding. During the first week of May, the network will announce her successor in the anchor chair: 60 Minutes correspondent, Scott Pelley. (That news still has a reportedly attached.)

You've got to love all these announcements about future announcements. By the time Couric actually does something, the public will be tired of hearing about it. The same might be said about Fox's The X Factor, with its weekly leaks about who Simon Cowell has tapped to join him on the judging panel. Today's news that Paula Abdul is on the verge of signing on to the show is hardly surprising; her name has been in the mix for weeks. 

And by the time Donald Trump decides whether he'll run for President, political junkies and Celebrity Apprentice viewers alike will already be sick of hearing him talk about it! 

As for Couric, the real news is where she will go next. Will it be a daytime talk show? It looks that way, but that's still just an allegedly.

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