Journalist Katie Couric is making some headlines. NS show today A new memoir from the alum has hit the bookshelf at the end of the month, and it’s already causing quite a stir. Apparently, Couric holds nothing back in the 529-page missive on his opinions of others in the industry and has disclosed some questionable behavior of his own.
Katie Couric’s book is under scrutiny
In a recent article for Daily News Titled “Katie Couric Is A Cautionary Tale” by SE Qup, CNN journalist said Couric’s book exposes show today The alum “A bully, a mean girl, and an absolute nightmare of a coworker.” According to Cupp, industry people are not happy with Couric’s memoir.
“The immediate reaction of the former show today And CBS Evening News The anchor’s petty and grisly revelations, from people I’ve heard from, were generally shocking,” Cup wrote. “After hatred, then sadness.”
Couric’s book covers her personal life, including the death of her first husband, Jay Moynahan, and her relationships with Brooks Perlin and Tom Werner. She also tells how her late father inspired her to become a journalist. Although her memoir covers many areas outside her professional life, a major focus of “Going There” is on her unfiltered view of her career and that of her many colleagues.
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The ‘Today Show’ alum felt he had to ‘defend his ground’ from young rivals
Became a rising star at Couric’s desk show today from 1997 to 2006. Despite his immense popularity with audiences, he admitted in his book that he felt he had to “protect my turf” because “someone small and sweet was always around the corner,” according to daily mail. With disagreements over journalists including news icon Diane Sawyer and former Today Anchor Deborah Norville, Couric’s book clearly reveals some bad blood behind the scenes.
the former CBS Evening News The anchor mentioned a budding reporter who she thought was moving around in her field.
“For a minute, Ashley Banfield was the next big thing,” wrote Couric. “I heard her father telling anyone who would listen that she was going to take my place. In that environment, mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage.”
banfield denied On-air comments about her father, saying that a reporter called her when he was old and was in a nursing home when she was on a dangerous job in Afghanistan. He encouraged Couric to correct the report. While Banfield said she was “shocked by what Katie wrote” and was sad that they “couldn’t cooperate”, the NewsNation star praised Couric as a “trailblazer” and encouraged women in the workplace to see each other. Inspired to give advice.
People outside the news industry also get a dressing-down from Couric, where she makes some not-so-favorably comments on celebrities including Martha Stewart and Prince Harry.
Ashley Banfield didn’t copy Katie Couric
Kype reveals a heartbreaking story to tell that Couric’s actions didn’t budge on Banfield. When Qup began her stint at HLN, Banfield was in her post-show time slot and made it a point to welcome the newcomer.
“‘Hey! It’s great to meet you at the end,’” the CNN star recalled of Banfield when they first met in Kypp’s dressing room. “‘I’m down the hall now. Come anytime, let me know who I can introduce you to here at HLN, and I’m always here if you need to talk. I’ll get to you – we have to work these two hours together!’”
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Now years later, Cupp calls Banfield “one of my closest friends and confidants.” Banfield is aware of Couric’s book and considers the material a learnable moment.
“I see the good in what comes out of this whole sordid saga,” Cupp shared Banfield. “‘And that is, people recognize how good it is to be nice to your colleagues, your peers. And Newcomer. It pays dividends throughout your career.’”
‘Going There’ is scheduled to release on October 26, 2021.