First on: TVNewser has learned Katie Couric‘s final “Evening News” broadcast will be next Thursday, May 19. Couric will make the announcement tonight on the show. Last night was the final broadcast for her executive producer, Rick Kaplan. Couric’s contract with CBS runs until June 4. A source tells TVNewser, no further announcement about Couric’s future is immediately forthcoming.
Today’s news means three of the biggest names in all host-dom will be departing their programs within a three-week span.