Change at ‘CBS Evening News’ merits story on ‘Nightly News’ and ‘World News’

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By Chris Ariens

On their respective newscasts both Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer made note of Katie Couric’s decision to leave the CBS Evening News. Sawyer called Couric her “colleague and friend.” Williams referred to her as “our friend and NBC News alum.” Shepard Smith reported the news on FOX Report and a handful of affiliates, mostly CBS stations, reported the story as well. Couric did not mention her departure on tonight’s CBS Evening News which she anchored from London.