Katie Couric makes resignation official

It was rumored to be happening, and now it’s officially true – Katie Couric will be stepping down from her position as CBS Evening News anchor.  In her statement, she mentioned that she wants to move to a TV format that will allow her more journalistic freedom.

This fits in with the other rumors that she’s looking into hosting her own daytime show – perhaps not a talk show in particular, but something that combines human interest stories with investigative reporting.  As for Katie’s anchor position, Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes will be taking over that position, but not until June, as that’s when Katie’s current contract ends.