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OTRC: Katie Couric to announce 'CBS Evening News' departure within days?

Katie Couric appears in an undated promotional photo for the CBS Evening News. (CBS)

Katie Couric is reportedly set to announce within days that she is leaving the "CBS Evening News" after serving as its anchor for almost five years.

It has been reported for weeks that the newswoman may leave the show, which has been trailing in the ratings. Couric said earlier this month, during a guest appearance on her former series, NBC's "Today" show, that she was still unsure of her future plans.

The 54-year-old newswoman and CBS have not commented on a recent report by the New York Times, which said Couric will confirm her departure from the "CBS Evening News" later this week.

She will anchor the network's coverage in London of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, and CBS is set to announce her successor during the first week of May, the newspaper said, adding that Scott Pelley, a correspondent on CBS' "60 Minutes," is expected to replace her.

Couric's contract with CBS ends on June 4. She had said earlier this month that she hasn't ruled out staying at the "CBS Evening News" or launching her own syndicated talk show in 2012, as was rumored earlier in the month.

Couric joined the "CBS Evening News" in September 2006, becoming the first woman to anchor a network television evening newscast by herself. Before that, she served as a host on the "Today" show, beginning in 1991.

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