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Katie Couric Works to Free Media Tycoon's Maserati From Snow

Jan 27, 2011 – 3:29 PM
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Hugh Collins

Hugh Collins Contributor

As more than a foot of snow blanketed New York City, a help-your-neighbor spirit prevailed -- at least among media titans.

A photo has surfaced showing CBS News anchor Katie Couric working to free a Maserati owned by Barry Diller, chairman of IAC, the company that owns websites including Ask.com and The Daily Beast.

Diller's sports car had gotten stuck in the snow in Central Park as he was driving to work, Gawker.com said.

Katie Couric pushes barry Diller's Maserati out of the snow
Katie Couric, left, helps push Barry Diller's Maserati out of the snow in New York's Central Park on Thursday.
Couric was in a passing SUV and decided she would give Diller a hand, a spokeswoman for CBS News told AOL News. A friend riding with the newswoman took the picture.

"She was on her way to work," the spokeswoman said. "It was definitely random."

Couric is the anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" and a correspondent with "60 Minutes." Her 2008 interviews with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin were among the most important pieces of coverage of the presidential election.

Unfortunately, the award-winning journalist's best efforts weren't enough to free Diller's Maserti from the snow.

In the end, Diller caught a ride to work with Couric. She arrived at work on time, the spokeswoman said.

It's "an only-in-New-York moment," the spokeswoman said.
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