With her syndicated daytime talk show set to wrap in June, Katie Couric will have an even larger presence as Yahoo! News global anchor, Couric announced tonight at the Yahoo Newfront in New York City (head to Lost Remote for the full recap).
TVNewser was at the presentation, where Couric revealed two new original interview and video series she’ll host starting this summer: “World 3.0” and “Now I Get It.”
For World 3.0, she’ll interview technology leaders, social entrepreneurs, health care innovators, and scientists. Couric called “Now I Get It” an answer to the “TMI” world we live in, where she can simplify complicated topics referenced in the news day-to-day, through short, shareable videos.
The former “Today” co-host and anchor of “CBS Evening News” raved about her experience so far conducting newsmaker interviews on a digital platform.
“For me to do these long, hopefully insightful interviews; to have these really substantive conversations with newsmakers, and present them to consumers in either bite-sized portions or where they can enjoy the whole enchilada is incredibly exciting,” Couric said on stage.
Some of the interviews Couric has done for Yahoo to date include speaking with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia, actor Bryan Cranston, and President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb.