TV News

Kate Couric Signs Off CBS Evening News

05/20/2011 at 10:30 AM EDT

The five years may have at times been rocky, and the ratings less than hoped for, but Katie Couric signed off her final CBS Evening News broadcast Thursday night by saying, "It's been an extraordinary privilege to sit in this chair."

The news anchor – the first woman ever to go it alone on American network TV – then presented a five-minute retrospective of the past five years of her newsbreaks, including her interviews with Presidents Bush and Obama, heroic pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, beloved stars Betty White and Clint Eastwood, and Sarah Palin, who asserted in 2008 that she didn't think Al Qaeda was being protected by the Pakistani government.

"And to all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey," concluded Couric, 54. "That's the CBS Evening News for tonight. I'm Katie Couric. Goodnight."
Stephen M. Silverman

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

What to Watch Today

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters