After serving as Yahoo News’ global anchor for four years, Katie Couric is moving on, according to a company spokesperson.
“Over the last four years Katie has created a vast portfolio of work that has been equal parts inspiring, thought provoking and fun to watch,” said the spokesperson. “We’re proud of everything she has accomplished and look forward to exploring ways to work together in the future.”
Back in 2013, Couric, 60, signed with Yahoo for a reported $10 million per year. The news outlet heralded her appointment, but she didn’t bring in the ratings they had hoped she would, despite the fact that she interviewed dynamic newsmakers such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Edward Snowden, Gal Gadot, Bryan Cranston, Sherry Lansing, Joe Biden, Newt Gingrich and Loretta Lynch.
“I’m very proud of my time at Yahoo anchoring live events, political coverage and breaking news with a team of very talented journalists,” Couric said in a statement. “Over the past three years, we have produced a wide range of high-quality video content that was delivered to millions of viewers. I learned some valuable lessons during my tenure, which I will take with me as I continue to create, develop and produce a variety of content for different platforms in this constantly evolving landscape.”
Best known for her work on the “Today Show” and “CBS Evening News”, Couric has signed on with a new talent agency, WME (William Morris Endeavor). It’s been reported that she’ll be working with super-agent Ari Emanuel, the brother of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the basis of the character Ari Gold on the late HBO hit series “Entourage.”
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