The journalist left CBS after five years in May and this week announced that she will host a new talkshow for ABC beginning in September 2012.
Couric noted that she is now enjoying the chance to spend more time with her two daughters Ellie and Carrie, disclosing to Access Hollywood that it was often difficult to balance her responsibilities as a network anchor with her duties as a mother.
She said: "I follow the news whether I'm doing it or not, but to be honest with you, it's been nice to take a breather and kind of to exhale. I've been able to spend a lot of time with my family, with my daughters and to not be sort of tied to the desk every night. I'm actually enjoying it."
The journalist, who became the first solo female network anchor upon joining CBS in 2006, also suggested that she doesn't "miss" the rigorous schedule that comes with helming a nightly newscast.
"Do I miss it? Not yet. I'm sure after a period of time, I would. But, you know, everyone who works in the business is doing a great job covering these stories so I know that the news is in good hands," the host added.
Couric recently disclosed that her upcoming talkshow will blend elements from both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Today.
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Watch Katie Couric discuss her upcoming talkshow and her exit from CBS below: