Katie Couric is a mess when it comes to shade, remember when she got the Kardashian’s all in their feelings when North was born ? Now in a new tell all book someone close to the two talks about their battle with each other and when Katie and Diane hosted rival morning shows—Couric at NBC’s Today—but with different approaches. In a juicy new tell-all book, Katie Couric comes across as brash, striving, and self-absorbed, Diane Sawyer is a Machiavellian, often-inscrutable workaholic.
Weller writes: “When a friend of Diane’s, a public figure, was being pursued by Katie’s people, the wooed eminence got a call from [Diane’s husband, the famed director] Mike Nichols, who said—in a very nice way, to be sure—that he and Diane would essentially cut off all social contact if their friend appeared on Today.”
When Diane beat Katie on an interview with a 57-year-old woman who’d given birth to twins, Katie mused aloud, according to a person who heard the comment: “I wonder who she blew this time to get it.”
I guess they’ve been having a secret beef for years…. I don’t fault powerful women for doing what it takes. Men do it all the time and it doesn’t make it onto bookshelves.
Drunk Diane Sawyer
Popping pills and drinking wine before a live broadcast of ABC World News.