Katie Couric Gets The First On-Camera Interview With Manti Te’o

On the surface, this seems a bit strange that Manti Te’o would have his first on-camera interview with a person who doesn’t have a sports background. But when you look underneath the surface, you realize that there are connections between Te’o and Katie Couric.

First, Katie Couric will have the first on-camera interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. As you know, ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap conducted an off-camera session with Te’o late Friday night.

Now, Couric’s show announces today that Katie will interview Te’o and his parents that will air on Thursday across the country in many markets (mostly ABC) as the show is syndicated.

As far as that connection, Brian Stelter of the New York Times reports that both Couric and Te’o are represented by CAA so now you know the rest of the story.
As they say, check your local listings for time and channel for Katie.

Unlike the Oprah Winfrey interview with Lance Armstrong, we have a press release for the Te’o interview.

KatieMANTI TE’O AND HIS PARENTS TO APPEAR ON “KATIE” IN FIRST ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW

Katie Couric’s Interview With Manti , Brian, and Ottilia Te’o To Broadcast Thursday, January 24 on  “Katie”, Exclusive Previews to Broadcast Across ABC News Platforms 

Katie Couric has scored the first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie.” Couric will sit down with Te’o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o, who are speaking out for the first time on camera. The Notre Dame football star and Heisman Trophy runner-up has claimed he is the victim of a hoax, after it was revealed that his girlfriend never existed, and her death was faked. Their conversation will broadcast on “Katie” on Thursday, January 24 (check local listings/ or www.katiecouric.com). Couric will preview exclusive content and her own original reporting across ABC News platforms.

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There you have it.

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