CBS has reportedly banned its former presenter Katie Couric from appearing on the network to promote their new book after meeting Gayle King, co-host of “CBS Mornings.”
Couric made headlines in recent weeks before the release of his revealing book “Going There,” which highlights his decades-long career in broadcast journalism.
Sixth page alleged On Monday, Couric was “banned” by CBS after “CBS News’ chefs and producers read the book,” which came after she was scheduled to appear on the network’s flagship morning show.
After her 15-year stint as co-host of “Today” on NBC, Couric joined CBS in 2006 and anchored “CBS Evening News” until 2011.
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According to Page Six, Couric details in her book how then-CBS chief Les Moonves attempted to get her to appear on the network’s morning show amid her bad grades on the evening newscast.
“We have thought about you and what you are good at. The evening news really doesn’t give you a place to showcase your talent. “Oh, boy, here it is… ‘Would you be interested in going to the morning show?’ he said. ‘You’re so good at it, and they could really use your help,’ “Couric recalled of her interactions with Moonves, responding,” Absolutely not… I didn’t leave the morning show that I helped make. number one so I could go to the morning show for third place. “
“I had come here to accomplish something, and if it didn’t work, it didn’t work. I’d rather quit the network than retire on the morning show, which at the time was a cheap knockoff of the two more, “Couric wrote.
CBS did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Previous excerpts from her book show Couric tearing up former colleagues and rivals.
“For a minute, Ashleigh Banfield was the next big thing; I had heard her father telling anyone who listened to him that she was going to replace me. In this environment, the mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage,” said Couric. about his former NBC colleague according to Daily Mail report. Banfield dismissed Couric’s claims, reacting to his NewsNation show last week, “You sued my father.”
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Couric also took aim at former “Good Morning America” host Diane Sawyer, admitting that she “liked” to get under her skin as the two battled to be the best star on the morning TV news.
According to the New York Post, the book describes how Couric and Sawyer fought for exclusive interviews. In one case, Couric beat up Sawyer for an interview with two teenage boys who had been kidnapped because her team pointed out that she was a widowed mother of two daughters, while Sawyer was a stepmother.
Couric also described how Sawyer infamous interview with the late famous singer Whitney Houston was almost exploitative, according to The Post, and that she used Houston’s personal problems to get good sound bites.
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“I wonder who she had to blow up to get that,” Couric asked of a separate interview Sawyer was able to get with a woman who gave birth to twins at the age of 57.
“I’m pretty sure I’m speaking for Diane when I say neither of us ever resorted to a real fellatio to get an interview, but we both got into the metaphorical genre – Flattering caretakers, family members and anyone who stood in the way of a big get, “Couric wrote, according to The Post.
Fox News’ Brandon Gillepsie and Cortney O’Brien contributed to this report.