Katie Couric Will Be Yahoo's New Global Anchor From Early 2014
Its official: Katie Couric will be the newest member of Yahoo's newsteam as she is set to be their Global Anchor.
Katie Couric will be leaving ABC and starting her new job at Yahoo in early 2014.
It was widely reported towards the end of last week that the 56 year-old was currently negotiating her exit from ABC in order to sign a new deal.
The internet site 'Yahoo' announced on Monday (Nov 25th) that Couric will join Yahoo News as the company's Global Anchor.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled Katie's addition to their team in a post on Tumblr.
"Today, I am incredibly excited to announce that Katie Couric is joining Yahoo as our Global Anchor," she wrote.
"Starting in early 2014, Katie will lead a growing team of correspondents at Yahoo News who will cover the world's most interesting stories and newsmakers."
It was rumoured that her daytime talk show 'Katie', would be cancelled but that isn't the case as Mayer also stated, "In addition to being the face of Yahoo News and shooting features for our homepage, Katie will continue to host her syndicated daytime talk show, Katie."
The internet corporation is definitely pleased with their new addition, "I've always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism," Mayer continued.
"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."
Katie will be joining Megan Liberman, David Pogue, Matt Bai to pioneer "a new chapter of digital journalism" and, according to the Tumblr post, "this is just the beginning!"
Katie commented on her new gig in a press release, stating, "Joining Yahoo offers a tremendous opportunity to reach people all around the world in the way that they're using and consuming media today."
Good Luck in the new job Ms Couric.
Couric will start her new job in early 2014