CBS has reportedly barred its former anchor Katie Couric from showing on the community to advertise her new guide after touchdown a sit down with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King.
Couric has been making headlines in current weeks forward of the discharge of her tell-all guide “Going There,” which sheds gentle on her decades-long profession in broadcast journalism.
Page Six alleged Monday that Couric was “banned” by CBS after “CBS News chiefs and producers read the book,” which got here after she was set to look on the community’s flagship morning program.
Following her 15-year lengthy stint as co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Couric joined CBS in 2006 and anchored “CBS Evening News” till 2011.
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According to Page Six, Couric particulars in her guide about how then-CBS chief Les Moonves tried to maneuver her into the community’s morning present amid her poor scores within the night newscast.
“‘We’ve been thinking about you and what you’re good at. The evening news really doesn’t give you a place to showcase your talent.’ Oh, boy, here it comes … ‘Would you be interested in going to the morning show?’ he said. ‘You’re so great at it, and they could really use your help,'” Couric recalled her interactions with Moonves, replying, “Absolutely not … I didn’t leave the morning show I helped make number one so I could go to the third-place morning show.”
“I had come here to accomplish something, and if it didn’t work, it didn’t work. I’d rather leave the network than retreat to the morning show, which at the time was a cheap imitation of the other two,” Couric wrote.
CBS didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.
Previous excerpts of her guide present Couric ripping on former feminine colleagues and rivals.
“For a minute there, Ashleigh Banfield was the next big thing; I’d heard her father was telling anyone who’d listen that she was going to replace me. In that environment, mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage,” Couric claimed about her former NBC colleague according to reporting from the Daily Mail. Banfield rejected Couric’s assertions, reacting on her NewsNation program final week, “You went after my dad.”
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Couric additionally took goal at former “Good Morning America” anchor Diane Sawyer, admitting she “loved” getting beneath her pores and skin as the 2 battled to be the highest star in morning TV information.
According to the New York Post, the guide describes how Couric and Sawyer battled over unique interviews. In one occasion, Couric beat out Sawyer for an interview with two teenagers who had been kidnapped as a result of her crew identified that she was a widowed mom of two ladies, whereas Sawyer was a stepmother.
Couric additionally described how Sawyer’s notorious interview with the late celeb singer Whitney Houston was nearly exploitative, in keeping with The Post, and that she used Houston’s private troubles to get good sound bites.
“I wonder who she had to blow to get that,” Couric puzzled a few separate interview Sawyer was in a position to acquire with a girl who gave delivery to twins on the age of 57.
“I’m pretty sure I speak for Diane when I say neither of us ever resorted to actual fellatio to land an interview, but we both engaged in the metaphoric kind — flattering gatekeepers, family members, and whoever else stood in the way of a big get,” Couric wrote, in keeping with The Post.
Fox News’ Brandon Gillepsie and Cortney O’Brien contributed to this report.
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