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COURIC AND CBS SET TO BEGIN NEW CONTRACT TALKS

December 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS and Katie Couric are expected to begin negotiations on a new contract next month with the likelihood that her $15-million annual salary will be slashed, the New York Post reported today (Tuesday), citing an industry source. While it is likely that she will retain her anchor’s post on the CBS Evening News, it has also been widely reported that she is also being wooed by syndicators for an afternoon talk show and by CNN for a primetime interview show. A report by Bloomberg News on Monday that she had already begun negotiations with the network was denied by spokespersons for the network and for Couric herself. Couric spokesman Matthew Hiltzik issued a statement saying, “The [contract] speculation is flattering, but there are no new developments.”