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.
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.