Katie Couric to Join Yahoo News as Global Anchor

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November 25th, 2013

Katie Couric

via press release:


Katie to Anchor Yahoo News

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 – Yahoo announced today that award-winning journalist, best-selling author and television host Katie Couric is joining the company as Global Anchor, as part of Yahoo’s ongoing commitment to re-imagine how news and information is delivered and consumed. Beginning in 2014, Katie will help develop Yahoo News’ coverage with a growing team of global correspondents who will report on live world events, anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and thought leaders, and much more. In addition to her new role at Yahoo, Katie will continue to host her syndicated daytime talk show, Katie.

“Katie’s depth of experience, her intellectual curiosity, and her charisma make her the perfect choice to anchor Yahoo News and the whole Yahoo Network. Her unmatched energy, savvy, and versatility enables her to connect with audiences across the globe,” said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. “News is a definitive daily habit for our users — and Katie will work with our talented editorial team to pioneer a new chapter of digital journalism.”

“It’s very exciting to be a part of a leading company at the intersection of content and technology,” said Katie Couric. “I have great admiration for Marissa Mayer and her team and their commitment to bringing news, entertainment and information to the Yahoo community across multiple platforms. Joining Yahoo offers a tremendous opportunity to reach people all around the world in the way that they’re using and consuming media today.”

Yahoo is committed to inspiring and entertaining its 800 million users worldwide with trusted news and original content, delivered in new ways through innovative product experiences. The company is investing in top talent and leading industry voices, with recent hires including tech columnist David Pogue, Yahoo News editor in chief Megan Liberman, and national political columnist Matt Bai. Yahoo continues to work closely with partners like ABC News to cover live events through its growing digital video network.Yahoo continues to work closely with partners like ABC News to cover live events through its growing digital video network.

  • Carl

    Her intellectual curiosity?

    What is she, a hamster?

    She continues to be a well-paid flop.

  • rob60990

    Why do people keep trying to make her happen? Shes a failure.

  • Steve A

    Can she not keep a job and stick with it?

  • Ralph Hahn

    The article does not say if Katie’s current ABC contract will be honored during the Yahoo deal.

  • jupiter3765

    amc and oltl are dead reguardless of what happens to katie why cant soap fans get that through there dumb heads

  • moshane58

    Katie’s contract with ABC ends of this season. For us dumb heads don’t count out the soaps. ABC has lost the younger demo in the afternoon and everything except GH. Something has to give for ABC and they know it…As one article said ABC’s only Golden EGG left is GH..Wouldn’t surprise me one bit they make half hour soaps out of OLTL and AMC…

  • Hamster

    Clawing her way to the bottom…

    I guess it makes sense to hire a washed-up TV has-been for a washed-up Internet company.

    Between Marissa and Katie, neither has a clue. But of course they’re both chicks and will stick together.

  • jupiter3765

    but moshane abc doesnt care about people they care about profits and cheap shows are much more profitable to abc such as the chew then soap operas so if katie does get cancelled you thinking that abc will bring amc and oltl is nonsense it will cost millions to revive the shows another talk show will just replace it

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