ABC Announces Couric Show


From a letter to ABC News staffers from Ben Sherwood, just posted on, here's the confirmation that she'll be launching her new project with them:

I'm pleased to share important news: Anne Sweeney is announcing at this hour that Katie Couric will join the Disney/ABC Television Group to produce and host a syndicated daytime talk show that will debut in the Fall of 2012. While her primary mission will be to create and launch the new show, Katie is also joining our team at ABC News this summer, bringing her many talents to some of the most important and interesting stories of the day.

So, pretty much what we already knew. The Times had a rundown this morning on how this deal came to be. Good luck, Katie!

Katie Couric Joins Disney/ABC for 2012 Talk Show; ABC News President Welcomes Couric to News Division [ABC News]