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Couric Blogs About Evening News Exec Changes

couric_blogs.jpgPosted by Katie Couric today:

For so many of us at CBS News, this is a hard day. Rome Hartman, the executive producer of the Evening News, is moving on.

Rome was one of the reasons I came here to CBS. We’d known each other peripherally for years — everyone in the news business seems to know everyone else, don’t they? — so I knew his reputation. And I have to say: he is truly one of the “good guys,” a man of integrity, character and honor. In the TV news business, those characteristics are too often mutually exclusive. … He’s earned my unwavering and enduring respect, affection, and love.

And that bit about CBS wanting a “harder-edged” newscast? They’re already featuring a “harder-edged” headshot [above] of Katie — no smiles there.

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