Katie Couric is leaving ABC News for Yahoo after being personally wooed by Marissa Mayer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Couric joined ABC News less than three years ago, taking a $US40 million deal that included her daytime talk show and a role at ABC News.
The new Yahoo deal, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, “would be a much more high-profile endeavour with Couric hosting a newsmaker interview program that would be featured on the site’s highly trafficked home page.”
Couric is not the first high-profile media star to receive the Mayer-treatment. Yahoo recently poached renowned tech columnist David Pogue from the New York Times.