On this date in 2006, Katie Couric produced her debut as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. With her debut, Couric became the very first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast.

The broadcast headed by Couric won several awards but wasn’t the ratings winner CBS had hoped. Couric announced her program to leave the anchor chair, later admitting in a variety of interviews that the atmosphere at CBS by no means definitely dovetailed with her character.

She produced her final look as anchor on May well 19, 2011.