CBS affiliates are reported to be surprised and confused (actually, the word used is "non-plussed") by Katie Couric's announcement about leaving their network's Evening News, reports Broadcasting &
in a round-up of affiliate reactions to the widely reported news.
Many "said they hoped CBS News would take some of the major money allotted to a star anchor (Couric makes a reported
$15 million annually), and spread it out to get more newsgathering resources on the streets." Said an anonymous station GM, "I don't think any talent is worth that kind of money."
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