Katie Couric To Announce CBS Departure, Successor Will Be Named
Posted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:00 AM PDT

Courtesy: CBS
NEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Katie Couric will officially announce her departure from CBS Evening News this week, says The New York Times.

The Times reports that the network will announce Couric's successor in the first week of May, once she has returned from covering the royal wedding.

Couric's exit from the program has been reported for the past month, but she has not acknowledged it on the program nor confirmed it in interviews with other outlets. She has anchored the show since September 2006; her contract with CBS is up June 4.

Scott Pelley, a 60 Minutes correspondent, is expected to take Couric's place.

As for her plans, Couric said April 13 that she is considering launching her own daytime talk show.