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Katie Couric Gets Fictional Doppelganger

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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It was only a matter of time before morning television got The Devil Wears Prada treatment. Gloss, a novel coming out this week by longtime producer Jennifer Oko, isn't as transparently reality-based as some recent romans a clef, but there's still plenty of fun to be had guessing which over-primped, over-paid character was "inspired" by a real-life TV star.

Annabelle Kapner, the book's protagonist, works for New Day USA, a fictional soft-news morning show that leads in the ratings but is losing ground to No. 2 Sunrise—much like Good Morning America has been nipping at the heels of Today. New Day's anchors, Ken Klark and Faith Heide, are "so jealous of each other they wouldn't even speak to one another unless the camera was rolling."

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