The rumors were confirmed on Monday when ABC announced they've signed Katie Couric to a multi-year deal to host a new syndicated daytime talk show and to be a contributor to ABC News.  The talk show will debut in September of next year and will be based in New York.

By joining ABC it'll mean Couric will come full circle, rejoining the network she began her career with as a desk assistant in 1979.  From there she went to NBC to co-host the "Today" show.  Her new talk show is expected to premiere in 2012.

The announcement of Couric's signing to a deal with ABC came on the same day as Scott Pelley took over for Couric as anchor of "The CBS Evening News."

SOURCE: MetroSource