Katie Couric to join Yahoo News as global anchor

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Katie Couric’s move from ABC News to Yahoo is official.

Yahoo announced this morning that the anchor will be joining Yahoo News as a Global Anchor beginning in 2014. Couric will also continue hosting her syndicated talk show Katie.

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, announced the news on her Tumblr blog today:

“I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” Mayer wrote. “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.”

Couric has served as the co-anchor for NBC’s Today show, helmed the first female solo evening news broadcast at CBS News, and was most recently working at ABC News.


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