This TV host is moving on to bigger and better things! Katie Couric announced on Friday that she is leaving her position at Yahoo as a global news anchor. The 60-year-old journalist will no longer be working on her online interview show either. Instead, Couric is starting a new chapter in her career.
Couric’s departure from Yahoo and Oath — a newly-created division of Verizon, Yahoo’s parent company— doesn’t signify the end of her working relationship with Yahoo. Though Katie’s contract expired in March and was previously renewed until June, the former Today Show host maintains she will continue to work with the company on a project-by-project basis.
“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 an official statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Katie posing with her husband, John Molner.
Couric’s interviews have viewing numbers in the billions. She joined NBC in 1989 as a political correspondent and hosted the TODAY Show from 1991 to 2006. As a co-host of TODAY, Couric earned $15 million a year, a marker which made her the highest-paid journalist in the world. Keep reading for the details on Couric’s latest career move.
What was Katie’s Yahoo salary?
After signing with Yahoo in 2013, Katie was reportedly taking home a $10 million salary in both cash and stock. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Katie is worth $75 million.
Katie signed with WME.
In the wake of her Yahoo exit and departure from Creative Artists Agency, Katie has signed with another agency, William Morris Endeavor. Alan Berger, of CAA, had been Katie’s talent agent since 2001.
Katie with her former TODAY Show co-star, Matt Lauer in 1997.
What other projects does Katie have in the works?
Katie has a lot going on professionally, including a web series called Full Plate With Katie & John, in which she co-stars with her husband John Molner. She is currently working with National Geographic on a six-part docuseries sequel to her special Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric. In addition to recording her self-titled podcast and focusing on the expansion of her production company, Katie also has a scripted Netflix drama in the works. Unbelievable is based on the ProPublica article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” which won the Pulitzer prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2016.