This and that: Katie Couric gets a visit from Leslie Moonves; NBC News shows the love to Richard Engel

KatiecouricCBS chief Leslie Moonves made a visit to the CBS News offices today as a show of support for embattled anchor Katie Couric. Associated Press’ David Bouder has all the details in this report on Moonves’ journey into the newsroom and meeting with Couric and “CBS Evening News” exec producer Rick Kaplan, who insisted that reports of Couric’s exit from the anchor chair have been greatly exaggerated. “She’s not been at it two years and everybody is writing her obituary,” Kaplan told the AP. “That’s fine. Success is the sweetest revenge.”…

Meanwhile, NBC News has locked up the services of its intrepid Middle Eastern correspondent Richard Engel. Engel has been upped to chief foreign correspondent for the Peacock, which is promising to raise his profile on “NBCRichardengel  Nightly News,” MSNBC and other platforms. Engel, who is conversant in Arabic and fluent in Italian and Spanish, made a name for himself covering the early days of the Iraq war as a freelancer for ABC before joining NBC News in 2003. “There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the work that Richard has done in some of the most dangerous places on Earth for NBC News,” said NBC News prexy Steve Capus in touting Engel’s promotion.

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