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Katie Couric appears in an undated promotional photo for the CBS Evening News. - Provided courtesy of CBS

Katie Couric leaving CBS in June, report says

03/28/2011 by Olivia Allin

Katie Couric, a longtime television news personality who has been the anchor of CBS' Evening News since 2006, is considering leaving the network for a daytime gig, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Couric's contract with CBS is up in June and reports say that Scott Pelley has agreed to take over her evening news position.

The 54 year old anchor was a permanent co-host on "The Today Show" on NBC between 1991 and 2006 and Couric has been consulting with her former "Today" producer Jeff Zucker, reportedly considering her own talk show.

Couric is also a "60 Minutes" correspondent, contributing 6 to 8 stories a year for the program and several news outlets have speculated that Couric will become a regular on the hit show to keep the Emmy-winning journalist at CBS. Her evening news replacement, Pelley is currently a "60 Minutes" correspondent, so the swtich could be beneficial to both parties.

If Couric leaves her CBS post, it will be one of the shortest for an evening news anchor. CBS' Walter Cronkite, ABC's Peter Jennings and NBC's Tom Brokaw all put in about 20-years anchoring.

In November, Couric denied that she was thinking about returning to "The Today Show" on The Wendy Williams Show.

"People are always speculating about me," Couric said. I don't know why. I guess it's good when people are interested in you... I love 'The Today Show', I miss all my friends on "The Today Show'".

Couric also told current "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Wendy Williams that she wasn't sure if she would marry her boyfriend of 4 years, Brooks Perlin, 36.

Couric's husband, NBC News legal analyst Jay Monahan, died at age 42 in 1998 after battling cancer. Their daughters, Elinor and Caroline, are 19 and 14 years old.

In February, Couric made a guest appearance on FOX's musical comedy "Glee." She had told CBS News in October that she watches "Glee" every week with her daughters and "commends the show for its ability to tackle tough subjects including homosexuality, death, disabilities and single parenthood."

Couric also revealed her alternative career choice - she says she always wanted to be a Broadway actress.

"If I could only sing," she said. "That's kind of holding me back."

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