Katie Couric is apparently nearing the end of her five-year contract with CBS, and naturally, the rumors of her next step are heating up. In May, the last year of her $15 million-a-year deal will run out. And the Post reports that she’s been talking to her former NBC boss Jeff Zucker (who was ousted in the fall) about the possibility of doing a daily syndicated show. While a rep for Couric says she’s made no plans for her future, the tabloid says she and Zucker have “been putting their heads together to create a new show format that could potentially replace the recently ended program of reigning talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.”
Wait. This is something. Could Katie Couric really be the white Oprah? But that’s Anderson Cooper’s gig!
Zucker-Katie redux [NYP]