Katie Couric: When is she at her best?


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I always thought Katie Couric was a fun morning personality. At least, that’s what I recall — the world is always fuzzy before 11:00 a.m.

So news of her possible exit from CBS Evening News when her contract is up in June made me a little excited. After all, part of me always hoped she’d return to her home at the morning desk — a pipe dream, I know. And now, that seems even less likely to happen. The NY Post reports that Couric is being offered a daytime talk show and a  “regular spot”on 60 Minutes — although, EW has heard the offer is being overstated. Still, one can’t help wonder where Couric should call home. Or, rather, where she’s at her best.

So, PopWatchers, let’s do what we do best and give an unsolicited opinion. When do you think Couric shines most? Vote in the poll after the jump!

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  • LOL

    Somewhere in the daytime so I’m less likely to see her.

    • I Guess

      She shines best when she’s home polishing the silver. On air she doesn’t shine at all.

      • True Chizz, this news is Jank!!!!!

        That is rude, I for one think she is very cute. I imagine she must have been incredibly cute in her 20s. I hope she goes back to the Today Show.

    • Bob R

      I’m with LOL – she’s at her best doing puff pieces – even on today she sucked at real news stories.

  • shdrew

    I myself can’t stand Katie Couric. But if she has to go somewhere, morning is the best place for her.

    • AcaseofGeo

      I can’t stand her either. I think she’s fake. She acts and talks fake and her news style is barely news. Why on earth CBS EVER thought she was a fit for their network is a mystery. I’m not a Sarah Palin fan, but that interview was a blatant example of her attack-journalist style. I’ve always disliked her and there’s not many people I can say that about. Good riddance CBS; should’ve gone with John Roberts when you had the chance.

      • CV

        Of course you’re a Sarah Palin fan! Who do you think you’re kidding? LMAO.

      • Reborn

        @AcaseofGeo – Asking someone what they read is not attack-journalist make. Imagine if Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Morrow interviewed Sarah Palin. Poor Gov. Palin would have looked like a bigger idiot than she did when Katie interviewed her.

  • raprilc

    She’s at her best in the morning. She’s a strong interviewer, and it the morning-show format allows her to be more personable, too. Her likable personality is one of her strong points.

  • Patrick Fitzgibbon

    Katie should go work for the Democratic Party. Because that is what she has been doing

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      • KSG


    • GSK

      Yeah, she is too good and has too high standards and integrity to work for the Republicans.

      • LOL

        Boom! Roasted!

  • Ann Ballard

    Katie Couric should go home, disappear from public view.

  • Reba

    Somewhere except on TV. Sick of her gummy smile. She’s over the hill anyway….need some young personalities……

    • Kat

      God forbid those old folk stick their wrinkly old faces on my TV screen. Who cares if their age comes with experience? Young people are the only ones of value, amirite? People over 35 (and men who are prematurely balding, like Prince William) should just do us all a favor and stay out of public view. As a 27-year-old, I can just feel the dessicated old hand of Age reaching out to take me and destroy my looks and thus my right to work and participate in society. In a few years, I’m going to be outright disgusting and unfit to be seen.

      • D

        As nasty and shallow as you are, it looks to me like you’re unfit to be seen right at this very moment.

      • Jenn

        Hellooo! Satire alert! (You must not have studied Swift in school.)

    • Atalia

      That’s right, everyone over 40 should just dry up and roll away. –And if you’re lucky, someday some moron will tell you you’re too old to have a life. Love to hear what you think then.

  • jt

    She and Matt made such a fun morning couple to watch. Hasn’t been the same since. Nothing against Meredith, however. They just don’t gel the same way.

    • Jennu

      I think Matt and Meredith are better suited to each other. I think she brings a news crediblity to the show that Katie never did. (Even with all the View and Millionaire shows, she’s a good journalist. I really don’t know which political side Meredith is on.) And Meredith is cheerful without being unreasonably perky. It’s just too early in the morning for that.

  • JG

    I always thought Don Henley must have been thinking of her when he wrote “Dirty Laundry”.She can talk about a plane crash with a gleam in her eye.

  • Allison

    I just don’t like her. There is just something about her… she is a bit more tolerable in her column for Glamour, and I respect her work on raising cancer… but she’s not someone I want to watch on TV.

  • Rebecca

    I’d like to see her with a Larry King type show, where she can interview heads of state, politicians and normal people in the news. I’d like to see her interview 2012 presidential hopefuls … she’s really a tough, great interviewer. I thought she should have taken over for Tim Russert on Meet the Press, but David Gregory got that gig. But an everyday morning show wouldn’t showcase her talents. on the Today show, she was so much better than Matt Lauer (who, I still can’t forget, fell apart on September 11)

  • Anne

    I’m with you Rebecca…I love her personality but the news media doesn’t allow much of it to come through except with her interviews…and they’re REALLY good! Because of her disarming charm, I feel like I get to see both the personality AND the business end of her chosen interviewees. She’s a smart cookie and didn’t get where she is without skills.

  • JT

    I hope this isn’t Bryant Gumbell on the Early Show all over again. On a side not Matt looks like a genius making that long extension with the today show (and moving into Katie’s office).

  • J

    Please bring Katie back to morning tv! I endured that jerk Bryant Gumbel just to watch her on Today, and I would endure that smarmy Matt Lauer to see her again.

  • Chris

    Katie Couric is the worst. She’s at her best wherever we don’t have to see or hear her.

  • Donna

    I think Katie should come back to morning TV. I admire her work for Colon Cancer awareness.My mother died a month after her husband Jay did. It doesn’t have to happen. Please get a colonoscopy. It could save your life.

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