Katie Couric (search) is hinting that she may not stay for another stint as host of "Today." (search)

"Everybody needs recharging," she told the New Yorker magazine in a story published Monday.

Katie's $13-million-a-year contract expires next spring, and the mercurial morning-show host has said that CBS is aggressively courting her to replace Dan Rather (search) as the evening news anchor.

She acknowleged that she has met twice with CBS boss Les Moonves.

Katie told the magazine she will make her decision this fall.

The longtime queen of a.m. TV has been struggling in recent months under a barrage of scornful publicity and a concerted charge in the ratings from Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America." (search)

There has been much speculation that, after 14 years as the host of "Today," the time for a new face has come. Still, NBC seems willing to open the vault to keep Couric — especially since no successor seems to be in the wings.