June 02, 2006 08:35 AM

CBS isn’t the only new home for Katie Couric. The former Today host has paid $6.3 million for a two-story, 11-year-old cedar-wood-shingle house on about an acre and a half in tony East Hampton, N.Y., the Wall Street Journal reports.

According to public records, the nearly 7,000-sq. ft. residence has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a pool and is about five blocks from the beach.

Neighbors include New York Knicks coach Larry Brown and concert promoter Ron Delsener.

Couric and her young daughters, Ellie and Carrie, live in an apartment worth a reported $3.2 million on Manhattan’s Park Ave. Couric also owns a weekend getaway in upstate Lithgow, N.Y.

The price of the Hamptons property wasn’t Couric’s only big number this week. Some 8.4 million people watched her farewell on Wednesday’s Today – the show’s largest audience since the day after the 2004 elections, when 9 million tuned in, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Couric, 49, starts her new stint as anchor of the CBS Evening News in September.

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