Part-time East Hampton resident Katie Couric was officially confirmed Monday at the new global anchor of Yahoo News, starting in 2014.
Couric will lead a team of correspondents in reporting world events as the happen and she will interview newsmakers, according to Yahoo.
She will continue to host her daytime ABC talk show Katie, which is in its second season, in addition to her new job.
“It’s very exciting to be a part of a leading company at the intersection of content and technology,” Couric says. “I have great admiration for Marissa Mayer and her team and their commitment to bringing news, entertainment and information to the Yahoo community across multiple platforms. Joining Yahoo offers a tremendous opportunity to reach people all around the world in the way that they’re using and consuming media today.”
“Katie’s depth of experience, her intellectual curiosity, and her charisma make her the perfect choice to anchor Yahoo News and the whole Yahoo Network, Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, says. “Her unmatched energy, savvy, and versatility enables her to connect with audiences across the globe. News is a definitive daily habit for our users—and Katie will work with our talented editorial team to pioneer a new chapter of digital journalism.”
Last month, Couric beat back rumors that she would move to The View to take over Barbara Walters‘ seat once Walters retired. There was also speculation she would be tapped to replace Piers Morgan on CNN.
Earlier this year, Couric became engaged to financier John Molner, who popped the question in East Hampton.