There are reports that CBS’s outgoing news anchor is negotiating a $20 million deal with ABC to host an afternoon talk show that would replace General Hospital.
CBS lured Couric over from NBC’s Today in 2006 to anchor its Evening News. Despite a $15 million salary, the Gidget of news was unable to lift the broadcast out of third place.
That hasn’t put a dent in her perceived value. Several sources are reporting that Couric is working out the details on an even bigger deal with ABC that would give her a syndicated talk show.
Couric, 54, would also get to host 20/20 specials and fill in as anchor of the evening news. Her talks with CBS broke down this week, because the network reportedly felt she was demanding to maintain too high a profile in the news department.