“It’s been an extraordinary privilege to sit in this chair and a real honor to work with so many talented people,” Couric said, before showing a montage of clips from her favorite stories, including interviews with President Obama and actor Michael J. Fox, footage from the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and a clip from her infamous 2008 interview with then vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Couric’s evening broadcast averaged around 6 million viewers this season, making it the third rated nightly news show. She has not publicly said what her next job will be, but the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Couric is in talks to host an afternoon talk show on ABC. “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley will take over as anchor June 6.
“To all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey,” Couric concluded.
Watch Couric’s last “goodnight” to the “Evening News” audience below: