Katie Couric announces CBS Evening News departure

News anchor Katie Couric has confirmed that she's leaving her anchor job at the "CBS Evening News."

Couric also told People magazine in a story published Tuesday on its website that she hasn't decided what she's doing next. But she said she is "looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling."

In a statement issued Tuesday, CBS News said of Couric's departure from the anchor chair:

"There's a lot to be proud of during Katie Couric's time at the CBS Evening News. CBS News, like Katie herself, is looking forward to the next chapter."

When the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" debuted on Sept. 5, 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast.

The network has not yet named a replacement.

Bio: Katie Couric


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