Katie Couric, who has been global news anchor for Yahoo since 2014, appears to be ready to make a move. According to inside sources quoted by The New York Post’s Page Six, the TV news veteran is weighing her options.
The news comes as Yahoo is looking for a buyer. The report cites sources close to Couric saying she will wait to find out who buys the tech firm before deciding her next move.
“Multiple insiders tell Page Six that Couric — along with other talent including Yahoo Style’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee and tech writer David Pogue — have had long-standing frustrations because they believe the site makes it difficult for users to find their content,” the story reports. “They also suspect the Silicon Valley firm has skimped on spending on ads that could drive traffic to their content.”
The report notes that Kouric has been missing recently from some high-profile events. “While she sat at Yahoo’s table at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2015, Couric skipped the event this year to attend a conference in Rome,” the story reports. “A source said she taped segments for her day job while there.”