Katie Couric to host daytime talk show on ABC

June 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Katie Couric will host and produce her own nationally syndicated talk show on ABC, the network announced on Monday.

Couric's new show has not yet been named. In addition to her new show, Couric will also join the ABC News team and contribute to all programs.

"Katie Couric is one of television's iconic figures and we are thrilled to have forged such an exciting partnership with her," said Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, in a statement.

She left her anchor job at "CBS Evening News" last month after five years on the desk. She was the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast.

Couric's new daytime show will premiere in September 2012.

Disney is the parent company of ABC30