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Apr 5
Couric Makes History as First Woman Solo Anchor
Katie Couric has announced that she will leave the NBC’s Today Show after 15 years to become the anchor of the CBS Evening News.

couric.jpgCouric will become the first woman to solely anchor a network news program, breaking a glass ceiling that is certainly overdue and a leading a change in an otherwise traditional medium and institution.

Despite the recent challenges in the news department at CBS, the Tiffany network has a legacy of journalistic prowess. Couric must fill the shoes of greats such as William Paley, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer

The Moderate Voice provides an interesting perspective on how this change fits into the new world of media and also points out the commentary written by Vaughn Ververs on CBS’ Public Eye. If you think everyone in America is ready for this change be sure and read the comments on Ververs post.

Couric in describing her decision to leave the Today Show remarked, "Sometimes I think change is a good thing. Although it may be terrifying to get out of your comfort zone, it's also exciting to start a new chapter in your life."

You can’t lead if you aren’t willing to take chances and leave that comfort zone.

Read more on the Washington Post.

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» The Katie Couric Debate Rages from LeaderNotes
I predict that Couric will prove that she is an effective anchor and the “fluff” that she is known for on the Today Show, will be left at the Today Show. From all signals including the I predict that Couric will prove that she is an effective anchor and the “fluff” that she is known for on the Today Show, will be left at the Today Show. From all signals including the [Read More]

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