Shocking! Katie Couric rips rival Diane Sawyer in her new memoir: ‘That woman must be stopped’

Former “Today” show anchor Katie Couric ripped one-time rival, Diane Sawyer in her new tell-all book, admitting that she “loved” getting under her skin. At one point, she declared of the former “Good Morning America” anchor, “That woman must be stopped.”

In her upcoming memoir Going There, Katie Couric apparently does go there. According to a report from the Daily Mail, which claims to have gotten its hands on the book before the October 26 release date, Couric doesn’t hold back her honest opinion on the people she met during her long and storied journalistic career.

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Couric also described how Sawyer’s infamous interview with the late celebrity singer Whitney Houston was almost exploitative, according to The Post, and that she used Houston’s personal troubles to get good sound bites.

“I wonder who she had to blow to get that,” Couric wondered about a separate interview Sawyer was able to obtain with a woman who gave birth to twins at the age of 57.

“I’m pretty sure I speak for Diane when I say neither of us ever resorted to actual fellatio to land an interview, but we both engaged in the metaphoric kind — flattering gatekeepers, family members, and whoever else stood in the way of a big get,” Couric wrote, according to The Post.

Prince Harry smelled of alcohol and cigarettes during a meeting with Katie Couric, years before his relationship with Meghan Markle, the former Today host has claimed.

Katie Couric wrote sympathetic texts to Matt Lauer after he had been fired for sexual misconduct including one that read: ‘I love you and care about you deeply’.

Just as it was revealed that Lauer had preyed on multiple female producers at NBC, Couric texted him ‘I am crushed’, in one of several messages she reproduces in her new memoir.

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Matt Lauer and Katie Couric in 2010

In Going There, Couric explains that hosting Today with Lauer for nine years left her feeling sorry for him in spite of the appalling allegations.

The day Lauer was fired, Couric had a brief text exchange with Lauer which she reproduces in the book.

‘I am crushed. I love you and care about you deeply. I am here. Please let me know if you want to talk. There will be better days ahead,’ she wrote.

Lauer responded with a blowing kiss emoji.


Eventually, she came to realize that he could be an ‘excellent professional partner, a good friend, and a predator.’ Daily Mail

She also puts down Martha Stewart, saying it took a ‘some healthy humbling (prison will do that . . .) to develop a sense of humor.’

Couric is just as blunt about her own love life and says ex-boyfriend Brooks Perlin, who was 17 years her junior, was a ‘mid-life crisis’ while TV producer Tom Werner was a ‘textbook narcissist’. Continue Reading