Katie Couric Signs With WME

By A.J. Katz Comment

Katie Couric is parting ways with her longtime agent Alan Berger at CAA, and will join arch rival agency WME.

TVNewser has learned that her new team at WME will consist of Ari Emanuel, Jon Rosen, Bradley Singer, Maggie Pisacane, Suzanne Gluck and Ben Davis.

The iconic TV (and now web) newser currently serves as Yahoo News chief global anchor, a role created exclusively for her in 2013.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the news, Couric re-upped with a $10 million contract in 2015, the same year she became a special contributor for ABC News as part of an partnership between the two companies.

She spoke with Adweek’s Jason Lynch back in February about her work at Yahoo and what she might do when her contract is up.

ADWEEK: Your Yahoo deal goes until later this year, correct?

COURIC: Yes.

ADWEEK: If there’s no more Yahoo before your deal ends, what happens at that point?

COURIC: Well, my understanding is there is going to be a Yahoo, and it’s going to be part of a bigger media organization, a bigger communications company. And I think that could provide great opportunities to be on an even more impactful platform. I’m still doing a lot of work for Yahoo. In other words, I never sleep. I’m pretty much working 24/7, which I obviously love. Yahoo’s been great in terms of letting me take advantage of these opportunities, which is wonderful, but also I’ve done a lot of work I’m really proud of for them as well.

Couric became a household name after joining NBC News in 1989, starting as a political correspondent before becoming co-anchor of Today.

She left Today for the CBS Evening News in 2006, becoming the first solo female anchor of a nightly newscast on one of the Big Three broadcast nets. She left the CBS News in 2011, and went on to join ABC News as a special correspondent. She also hosted daytime talk show Katie from 2012 to 2014.

Couric has a number of projects outside of the TV news realm in the works. One is named Unbelievable, a scripted show based on the ProPublica article An Unbelievable Story of Rape, in development at Netflix. She also is executive producing a six-part series on National Geographic, which is an extension of her special Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric, which aired on Nat Geo back in February.

Other projects include FYI’s Scraps, a cooking and travel show hosted by chef Joel Gamoran. Couric herself is featured with husband John Molner on the cooking web series Full Plate With Katie & John, and she continues to host a podcast featuring leaders in news, politics and pop culture as guests.

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