Katie Couric gets a pay raise as she re-signs with Yahoo
The New York Post reported that Couric's new contract raises her salary from $6 million a year to $10 million. It's still less than the reported $15 million anchor's salary she earned at CBS.Despite moving from the daytime TV slot to a website in 2013, she's landed interviews with some major figures, including one this week with presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham and one of the first with former Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao after her trial.
Yahoo recently won rights to live stream a Bills-Jaguars NFL game on October 25 when it's played in London. Couric's short videos also show up in the Snapchat Discover news feature in the popular ephemeral messaging app.For Mayer, the decision to hire Couric - and likely to re-up her - has been about producing original content and developing Yahoo's voice.
"But I will say, to me it was really more about raising that journalistic standard, getting our name out there as people who really want to participate in news and participate in the dialogue in a different way than just republishing content," Mayer told Dan Primack in an interview with Fortune in May."I also think, when I look across the different digital players, one of the things that has set Yahoo apart over the ages is a personality, and a viewpoint. There's a lot of other places where there's less personality, or it's the personality of your friends, and it's different for each person," Mayer continued.Asked about the reports of Couric's new contract, Yahoo had this to say:
"We can confirm that Katie remains as Yahoo's global news anchor. We don't comment on rumors, speculation or personnel matters."
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