Katie Couric to Anchor Online News Program for Yahoo

Nov. 25, 2013

Katie Couric is joining Yahoo to anchor a news program for the internet company as it tries to expand its audience and sell more advertising.

Monday's announcement confirms recent published reports that Couric would diversify into online video programming after spending decades in broadcast television as a talk-show host and news anchor.

The 56-year-old Couric will continue to host her daytime talk show, "Katie," on ABC even after she becomes Yahoo's "global anchor" beginning next year.

Couric graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English, and was involved with The Cavalier Daily newspaper. She first became a household name as a co-host of the "Today" show on NBC. She switched to CBS in 2006 to host that network's evening news.

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