Katie Couric ends Yahoo interview show

Katie Couric has ended her Web interview show for Yahoo and will instead work with the digital company on a “project” basis, Recode reported Friday.

Couric joined Yahoo as a global news anchor in 2013 in a deal designed by CEO Marissa Mayer to turn Yahoo into a media destination.

She launched an interview show featuring a range of high-profile figures including Bill and Melinda Gates, Edward Snowden, and DJ Khaled.

But her work was often buried on the site, with other outlets’ coverage of her interviews appearing more prominently on Yahoo’s homepage than the original reports.

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Couric's deal with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was reportedly worth $  10 million in cash and stock. 

Couric’s deal with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was reportedly worth $ 10 million in cash and stock. 


Still, in 2014, her videos were viewed nearly one billion times. Couric and her team generated more views over time, producing close to 60 videos per week, according to Recode.

“Over that last four years, Katie has created a vast portfolio of work that has been equal parts inspiring, thought-provoking and fun to watch,” a spokesperson for Oath, which owns Yahoo, said.

“We’re proud of everything she has accomplished and look forward to exploring ways to work together in the future.”

Couric’s contract with Yahoo, which ran out in March and was extended to June, was worth a reported $ 10 million in cash and stock in the company.

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Couric is working on other projects, including a series with National Geographic on major social issues. She hosts a podcast and has a production company that’s produced cooking and travel shows.

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