Katie Couric Turned Down ‘Generous Contract Offer’ From Yahoo

By A.J. Katz 

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Former Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric recently said “thanks, but no thanks” to a multi-million dollar contract offer made by Yahoo. She departed the company last Friday.

A source confirmed to TVNewser that Yahoo’s new owners offered what they deemed “a generous contract” to Couric, though exact numbers are not known. Page Six first reported the news.

The longtime TV newser was hired in 2013 by then-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as the company’s first global news anchor, and she decided to stay at the company during its sale to Verizon.

Couric has a number of TV projects in the works, including scripted and unscripted shows at Nat Geo and Netflix.

She recently left her longtime agent at CAA Alan Berger to sign with WME-IMG, where she will be repped by a robust team that includes co-CEO Ari Emanuel.