CBS says it's getting "one of broadcasting's most respected and popular journalists."
Katie Couric is leaving NBC's Today"show to host C-B-S Evening News. In a statement, CBS President and C-E-O Leslie Moonves says he's "personally so excited" about the move. He says Couric is among a rare breed of broadcasters who are "at once respected, charismatic and known throughout this country."
And Couric says she's "thrilled to become part of the rich tradition of CBS News."
She's due to start in September. She told viewers today on NBC she'll leave the Today show at the end of May.