It's Official: Couric Is New Face of Yahoo News

Marissa Mayer announces Katie Couric as 'Global Anchor'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2013 12:02 PM CST
Television journalist Katie Couric attends the Somaly Mam Foundation Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in New York.   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

(Newser) The rumors are true: Katie Couric is jumping over to online news. Yahoo announced today Couric will be its "global anchor" starting early next year. She'll be "the face of Yahoo News," writes Marissa Mayer, shooting features for the Yahoo homepage, continuing to host her syndicated daytime talk show, and leading "a growing team of correspondents at Yahoo News who will cover the world’s most interesting stories and newsmakers." (Read more Yahoo stories.)

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