Katie Couric joins Yahoo News
In breaking news over the weekend, broadcast journalist Katie Couric will join Yahoo News as Global Anchor. But now what of her ABC program "Katie?"
Couric told Capital New York's Alex Weprin:"What I really am excited about in working with the team at Yahoo is that there are no rules right now, we are going to try things, we are going to see how they go, we are going to see what people are interested in, we can do everything from a town hall meeting to in-depth interviews to a breaking news story.”
No tweets from Couric on the matter yet (although she did just retweet the official welcome from CEO Marissa Mayer) but as one might imagine, the rest of Twitter was awash with commentary.
"That's a lot of new & high paid talent at Yahoo," harmonized Josh Sternberg at Digiday.
Variety's editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein had some reservations, though: "Sans any detail, connecting the dots on what Yahoo is building seems enormously risky and expensive. They'd be smart to reveal strategy."
No matter the outcome, it will undoubtedly be fascinating to see what unfolds. Best of luck to Katie.
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