Couric Watch: Rumors Become News

By Brian 

Howard Kurtz writes on “The hardest stories to report sometimes are those in which ‘everyone knows’ something is true.

‘Everyone’ has known for many weeks that Katie Couric is leaving NBC to anchor the “CBS Evening News.” Except that sometimes these things don’t come off as planned, at least until the ink is dry on the contract. But I’m very cautious about reporting rumors and speculation on the job front, even while everyone else is rumor-ing and speculating away. So until yesterday, I didn’t.

But I was able to confirm that NBC expects Couric to leave ‘Today,’ with an announcement expected within days (or maybe hours)…”