Katie Couric is in serious talks to stay at CBS — though not necessarily as anchor for the evening news — when her $15-million-a-year contract expires next year, according to well-placed sources.

The talks have heated up since she quietly informed CNN last month that she was not interested in taking over Larry King’s spot, the sources say.


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Larry King is, according to The Post’s Page Six, being pushed into a part-time job at the cable news channel, where his show has dropped 50 percent in the ratings in the past year.

“America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan, a former British newspaper editor, is reportedly close to getting the job. It is all part of a major shake-up of CNN’s third-place, primetime line-up.

But the field opened up for Morgan only after Couric made it known to CNN brass that she wasn’t a candidate for King’s job.

Read More: By MICHAEL SHAIN, New York Post


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