Five years, $65M for NBC's Couric


host Katie Couric has reupped for another five years at the
top-rated network morning show, NBC confirmed Wednesday.

Her new deal keeps her at the network through 2006 at an annual salary of
around $13 million, or $65 million for the next five years, sources said.

No syndication show or production company is tied to the new deal, although
the contract provides her with the flexibility to do a syndication show, through
NBC. But nothing is currently being planned.

Couric will continue to do some reporting for Dateline NBC, as well as
some primetime specials, as yet unspecified.