Yahoo! Inc.’s push to hire Katie Couric, who once earned as much as $15 million a year anchoring the “CBS Evening News,” signifies an accelerated drive by Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer to build content as more consumers turn to the Internet for television-style reporting.
CBS Corp. began preliminary talks on a new contract for Katie Couric , looking to cut the evening news anchor’s $15 million salary and possibly expand her role amid falling viewership, people with knowledge of the situation said.
CBS Corp . and Katie Couric have ended discussions for a syndicated talk show that would keep her at the media company after she steps down as evening news anchor, people with knowledge of the situation said.