Katie Couric Signing a $20 Million Deal with ABC: Report
05/05/2011 AT 12:05 PM EDT
Now, some reports suggest the TV news veteran may be coming to daytime television – possibly at the expense of long-running soap opera General Hospital.
TMZ.com reports that Couric, 54, is close to signing a $20 million deal with ABC that would give her a daytime talk show as well as a significant role at ABC News. According to the report, Couric would be getting a one-hour syndicated talk show beginning in Sept. 2012 in an afternoon timeslot currently occupied by General Hospital.
Additionally, it reportedly allows Couric to host specials for 20/20 and ABC News, and also fill in as a news anchor.
But Couric's rep tells PEOPLE that nothing's been confirmed.
"There is a lot of speculation and misinformation out there," her rep tells PEOPLE. "But no deal has been reached with any party."
Reporting by ALICIA DENNIS