Is Campbell The New Katie?

Brown_Campbell.jpgPaul Bedard‘s Washington Whispers column today has an interesting nugget: Thanks to her “gutsy and heartfelt reports” from the Hurricane Katrina zone as well as her casual dress, Campbell Brown, the coanchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition has “cemented her position as NBC’s top choice to replace the Today show’s Katie Couric.”

“Campbell’s stock has really surged,” a key network insider tells Bedard. If Couric doesn’t resign next year with NBC, perhaps becoming an anchor at ABC or CBS, Brown will likely step into her big shoes.