(NEW YORK) -- Katie Couric could make the transition from evening TV to daytime TV within the next two years. The CBS Evening News anchor's contract with the network expires in early June, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, she's already exploring her options.
The publication's source says there is a "strong likelihood" that Couric will launch a syndicated program that would debut in the fall of 2012. She's believed to have already had discussions with CBS, NBCUniversal and Time Warner regarding her future. She reportedly could work on a potential syndicated program with former NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Zucker, who was the executive producer of the Today show for many years when Couric was its co-anchor.
Couric could stand to profit off of a syndicated deal, with a Hollywood Reporter source saying the show could earn 400 thousand to 500 thousand dollars per week in licensing fees. Couric's current salary with CBS is believed to be between 13 million and 15 million dollars per year.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will premiere his own syndicated program in September.
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