Congratulations! The TV host officially joined the team at Yahoo on Nov. 25 as Global Anchor, when CEO Marissa Mayer released a statement about expanding the company’s news team!
Katie Couric To Lead Yahoo’s News Team
“It’s very exciting to be a part of a leading company at the intersection of content and technology,” Katie, 56, said in a press release. “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.”
Marissa, the CEO of Yahoo also expressed her excitement in a post on Yahoo’s tumblr.
“I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” Marissa 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.”
When Katie becomes the face of Yahoo News, she will also be in featured videos on Yahoo’s homepage. She’s going to be quite the busy woman — she’s planning to continue hosting her talk show, Katie.
“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,” Marissa, 38, added in the press release.
She has been working to grow Yahoo’s audience, and Katie could be just the one she needs! What do you think, HollywoodLifers — ware you excited for Katie?
— Emily Longeretta