Monday, May 23, 2011

Couric Says She Can Relate to Current College Grads

Yes, one can only imagine the uncertainty facing college graduates as they move on from a $75 million contract.
Former CBS news anchor Katie Couric, who ended her $75 million, five-year run at the network last week and has yet to announce her new plans, told Boston University graduates yesterday she could “relate” to bright-eyed youths who are facing uncertainty in one of the worst job markets in a decade.

“Like the Natasha Bedingfield song says, your next chapter is still unwritten, which is both exhilarating and terrifying. And I can relate to that,” Couric said yesterday in ahumorous, well-received graduation speech at Boston University’s graduation ceremony.

Couric told the grads that she left the “Evening News” post “with a feeling of immense pride and accomplishment,” but that the move from co-anchor of the “Today” show to first solo female anchor had been “very uncomfortable.”
So uncomfortable raking in that $75 million, no doubt.

She then shamelessly used the commencement to plug her own book.
Couric also used the speech to plug her book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” sampling from its contents to warn students that setbacks are inevitable and “it’s how you handle that adversity that defines who you are.” Then she told students to look under their chairs.

“I’m joking! If you want the book you have to buy it,” Couric said. “Who do you think I am, Oprah?”
Classy. Whatever BU paid this twit to appear is way too much.

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