Katie Couric's nationally syndicated talk show, Katie, has been cleared in 93% of the country, it was announced today by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will syndicate the show. Katie will premiere on leading stations across the country in September 2012.
"The sales momentum behind Katie has been truly remarkable," said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. "The multi-talented Katie Couric is in a class all her own, which is why we believe the show has led the charge in the first-run syndication marketplace this year. We are committed to an extraordinary launch with these preeminent stations across the country."
Marinelli said, in addition to the ABC Owned station group, Katie has also been sold to leading stations from broadcast groups including Allbritton Communications, Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Granite, Griffin, Hearst Television, LIN Broadcasting, McGraw-Hill, Media General, Meredith, Raycom, Scripps Howard Broadcasting, Sinclair and Young Broadcasting, among others.
Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and TV personality. In addition to hosting the new program, Couric is also a member of the ABC News team. Katie will be executive-produced by Couric and Jeff Zucker, who used to be with NBC.