Katie Couric says she isn't heading to 'The View'

Sept. 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Katie Couric says there is no truth to the rumor she will replace Barbara Walters when Walters retires as co-host of "The View" next year.

"No, that's an example, I think, of a story I guess that was printed and then was repeated that's just not true," Couric told E! News Friday. "It's very flattering. I'm a big fan of Barbara's and a big fan of the show, but it's completely false. Again, I think that unfortunately, linking has replaced reporting and it's just a strange way of covering the news."

Rumors began swirling last week after the New York Daily News reported Couric was prepared to give up her own "Katie" talk show for a seat on "The View."

"I love Katie and we are good friends," Walters told E! News in response to last week's report. "She is always welcome as a guest on 'The View,' and I was recently a guest on her show, but there is no truth to the rumor that she will be taking my place on 'The View.'"

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods denies affair with Amanda Boyd
Maci Bookout shares first photos of daughter Jayde
Brandi Glanville slams 'Real Housewives' co-stars
'Deadpool' with Ryan Reynolds to be 'hard R' film
Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel marry in 'Jenny's Wedding' trailer