Katie Couric Leaves ABC News for Yahoo
Katie Couric is leaving ABC News to become a "Global Anchor" at Yahoo News, the Internet giant announced Monday.
The move is "part of Yahoo's ongoing commitment to re-imagine how news and information is delivered and consumed," according to a news release. Couric will make her debut on Yahoo in 2014 and will continue to host her daytime talk show Katie.
"I've always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism," Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote in a blog post. "From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and historic elections to the Royal Wedding and the Olympic Games, groundbreaking interviews with heads of state and leading tastemakers, her experience is unmatched. Katie is dynamic, savvy and has a way of connecting with viewers that I really admire."
"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 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."
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Couric's departure comes as she has one year remaining on her three-year contract with ABC.
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