Katie Couric and Yahoo News parted ways on Friday after four years of Couric serving as the organization's global news anchor.
Couric's headlining interview show for Yahoo News has been canceled. Her $10 million contract ended
in March 2017 and was renewed through June. Couric will continue
working with Yahoo News and its corporate parent Oath on a
"Over the last four years, Katie has created a vast portfolio of work
that has been equal parts inspiring, thought-provoking and fun to
watch," an Oath spokesperson told Recode
. "We're proud of everything she has accomplished and look forward to exploring ways to work together in the future."
Couric's four-year tenure was marred by criticism she received in the
wake of revelations she and her fellow filmmakers deceptively edited an
interview with gun rights activists in their 2016 Under the Gun
film. In that film, a group of activists with the Virginia Citizens
Defense League are shown sitting in silence for nine seconds following a
question from Couric about terrorism and background checks. However,
raw audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon
shows several of the activists immediately responded to Couric's question.