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REPORT: COURIC LIKELY TO REMAIN CBS ANCHOR

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric is likely to sign a new deal to remain as anchor on the CBS Evening News at least through the 2012 presidential election when her contract comes up for renewal next year, TheDailyBeast.com’s Howard Kurtz said Tuesday, citing unnamed insiders. Kurtz said that Couric “is said to understand” that her salary, believed to […]

DID IGER FORCE WESTIN TO RESIGN?

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although David Westin’s decision to step down as president of ABC News was depicted in some reports as the culmination of a power struggle with ABC President Anne Sweeney, it was actually Disney CEO Robert Iger who wielded the axe, according to veteran industry journalists Peter Lauria and Lloyd Grove, writing in TheDailyBeast.com. Citing a […]

REDSTONE ASKS REPORTER TO GIVE UP SOURCE

July 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an astonishing telephone recording, topped perhaps only by the recent recorded rants of Mel Gibson, Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone has seemingly offered a bribe to a reporter for giving up the name of a source. The reporter, Peter Lauria of the Barry Diller-owned TheDailyBeast.com, had run a gossip piece claiming that Redstone […]