Katie Couric Lands At ABC: Official

Katie Couric is to head to ABC, ending widespread speculation to that effect, announced the network today. The former CBS Evening News anchor is to, this summer, “anchor specials, contribute interviews, participate in special events coverage and bring her many talents to bear on some of the most important and interesting stories of the day,” said the network in a press release.

Beyond her at-large responsibilities for the network, Ms. Couric is to begin work on a syndicated talk show with her onetime Today producer, Jeff Zucker, to premiere in fall 2012. Let the post-Oprah daytime landscape shift–and unsubstantiated rumors of trilateral Walters-Sawyer-Couric enmity–begin now!

ddaddario@observer.com :: @DPD_