Katie Couric Moves to Yahoo for Global Anchor Job

Posted by at 12:00 pm on November 25, 2013

katie-couricYahoo has officially announced Katie Couric’s hiring as “global anchor,” making the Internet the primary platform for the talkshow host and journalist after 34 years on TV.

Couric, 56, will help develop Yahoo News’ global coverage starting in early 2014 and is set to host a monthly interview series with newsmakers for Yahoo. Her role at the company, however, is still a work in progress.

“It’s very exciting to be a part of a leading company at the intersection of content and technology,” Couric said in a statement. ”I have great admiration for (Yahoo CEO) 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.”

Word of her move to Yahoo leaked late last week. Mayer, who personally courted Couric, said in a statement that “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.”

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