SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced today that award-winning journalist, best-selling author and television host Katie Couric is joining the company as Global Anchor, as part of Yahoo's ongoing commitment to re-imagine how news and information is delivered and consumed. Beginning in 2014, Katie will help develop Yahoo News’ coverage with a growing team of global correspondents who will report on live world events, anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and thought leaders, and much more. In addition to her new role at Yahoo, Katie will continue to host her syndicated daytime talk show, Katie.
"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. Her unmatched energy, savvy, and versatility enables her to connect with audiences across the globe,” said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. “News is a definitive daily habit for our users -- and Katie will work with our talented editorial team to pioneer a new chapter of digital journalism.”
“It's very exciting to be a part of a leading company at the intersection of content and technology,” said Katie Couric. “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."
Yahoo is committed to inspiring and entertaining its 800 million users worldwide with trusted news and original content, delivered in new ways through innovative product experiences. The company is investing in top talent and leading industry voices, with recent hires including tech columnist David Pogue, Yahoo News editor in chief Megan Liberman, and national political columnist Matt Bai. Yahoo continues to work closely with partners like ABC News to cover live events through its growing digital video network.
About Katie Couric
Katie Couric is one of the most well-known and well-regarded broadcast journalists in the world, having worked for all three major television networks in the U.S. After beginning her career as a desk assistant, she went on to report for NBC, eventually becoming co-anchor of Today where she solidified her status as a staple on TVs across America. In September 2006, she joined CBS News and became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast, where she hosted @katiecouric, a weekly online interview series and anchored several webcasts during the 2008 political season. Since 2012, Katie has been the host of her own daytime talk show, Katie, on ABC. Katie is also an executive producer and narrator of the upcoming documentary "Fed Up," with award-winning filmmaker Laurie David.
Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for users, Yahoo keeps people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, Yahoo creates value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.