Katie Couric on being ‘ruthlessly aggressive’ with Diane Sawyer: ‘Just have a look at the best way she seems’

Katie Couric discusses rather a lot in her forthcoming memoir Going There, together with her long-running feud with Diane Sawyer.

“Of course we were competitive,” Couric, 64, tells The Cut whereas selling her e-book. 

The morning present wars have been tabloid fodder for years, notably throughout Couric and Sawyer’s reign at NBC and ABC, respectively. But the previous Today present anchor says it wasn’t solely the ladies who had been aggressive over their home community’s million greenback franchise.

“You think Tom [Brokaw of NBC News], Peter [Jennings of ABC] and Dan [Rather of CBS] weren’t ruthlessly competitive too?” she asks.

Still, Couric doesn’t maintain again when discussing her rivalry with Sawyer, 75. 

In Going There, Couric confirms a narrative that is been rumored for years. After Sawyer booked an interview she needed, Couric declared, “I wonder who she had to blow to get that.”

Couric clarifies within the e-book she would not imagine Sawyer truly carried out the intercourse act to get a narrative, however that it was a metaphor.

“I’m pretty sure I speak for Diane when I say neither of us ever resorted to actual fellatio to land an interview, but we both engaged in the metaphoric kind — flattering gatekeepers, family members, and whoever else stood in the way of a big get,” Couric writes.

“Diane was everything I wasn’t,” she provides in Going There. “I was fun and feisty; Diane was sleek and sophisticated.”

Couric elaborated to The Cut about how Sawyer’s bodily look performed a job within the competitors.

“Just look at the way she looks,” Couric says. “The packaging really shapes your perception. I’m short. I was a cheerleader. Would it be different if I were five-foot-11 and not that outgoing?” 

Going There will likely be launched on Tuesday, Oct. 26.


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