Katie Couric’s Smile Isn’t Going To Save Her From Getting Booted

Grin through the pain, Katie. Katie Couric is reportedly going to be asked to vacate her anchor job at CBS News, despite her contract running through 2011. Katie might even be off the newsdesk as soon as the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Katie allegedly has had a tough time transitioning from her morning news stint to anchoring the evening news.

Katie makes 15 million a year and ratings are at an all-time low. Do the math. But what do they want her to do? Read the news topless? Shoot fireworks off from her triangular mystery while giving the lowdown on the war in Iraq?

“We are very proud of the CBS Evening News, particularly our political coverage, and we have no plans for any changes regarding Katie or the broadcast,” a CBS spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.

Katie reportedly might be able to keep her job if there’s a ratings surge. There’s also rumors that she could be taking over for the retiring Larry King over at CNN. Katie’s much less cowardly than Larry King and might actually call “bullshit” on people. She should consider it.

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