Following reports on Friday that Katie Couric would be prematurely exiting her deal at ABC News, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confirmed rumors that the 56-year-old would be joining forces with the internet giant.
On Tuesday, Mayer released a statement announcing Couric’s new role at Yahoo, stating “Today, I am incredibly excited to announce that Katie Couric is joining Yahoo as our Global Anchor. 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.”
In her new position, Couric will be “pioneering a new chapter of digital journalism. At Yahoo, we are investing in bringing our users the absolute best content and video experiences available — and this is just the beginning!”
While Katie will be the face of Yahoo global news, she will still continue taping her syndicated talk show Katie.