Fox News’ Janice Dean Slams Katie Couric For Trashing Colleagues In New Memoir

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Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean isn’t happy that former Today Show host Katie Couric was “Going There,” in her new book where she admitted to tearing down other her competition to keep her title as “America’s Sweetheart.”

“I take it back. I was going to give her a chance, but @katiecouric is a mean girl,” Dean said in a Wednesday tweet. “We talk about terrible men in this industry but we need to shine a light on the females who tear down women too. They should be shamed. No one should buy her book.”

In the same post, Dean shared an article that accused Couric of trying to humiliate network colleague Ashleigh Banfield while covering the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

An insider from NBC accused Couric of trying to humiliate Banfield while she was filling in for Tom Brokaw in an interview with Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, when she goaded her producer into making Banfield wait outside while Couric laughed about the incident.

During the interview, Couric was enraged when Banfield asked the athlete about his rumored drug use, while the Today Show host lobbed softball questions at him.

“What is she doing? Who does she think she is? This is so embarrassing for me and for the TODAY Show,” Couric allegedly shrieked. “Eww that was awkward Ashleigh. Eww. Awkward,” she mocked Banfield after the segment was over.

The insider noted that Banfield was “vindicated years later when Johnson handed back one of the gold medals he won in Sydney for the 4x400m relay because his team mate had in fact used performance enhancing drugs behind his back.“

In her book Couric wrote that “someone younger and cuter was always around the corner … For a minute there, Ashleigh Banfield was the next big thing; I’d heard her father was telling anyone who’d listen that she was going to replace me. In that environment, mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage.”

Couric also took aim at rival Diane Sawyer in the tell-all, who she described as “everything I wasn’t — tall, blonde, with a creamy complexion . . . her voice ‘full of money,’” and revealed that she loved “getting under Diane’s skin.”

America’s sweetheart is a mean girl indeed.

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1 year ago

Katie is catty – kinda makes her a phony, jealous b.