Katie Couric to Host Online Talk Show on Yahoo

Katie Couric, host of an upcoming ABC daytime talk show, will also host a weekly show on Yahoo

Katie Couric has a new show on Yahoo. Yes, the online video giant has lured one of television news’ biggest stars thanks to its relationship with ABC News.

Couric will host “Katie’s Take,” a weekly online talk show, starting May 1, with a focus on health, nutrition, parenting and wellness.

Poland Spring Water is the exclusive sponsor of the series, which will have a dedicated page on Yahoo.

It's one of several shows Yahoo will announce Wednesday at its NewFront event — the equivalent of the television upfronts for online video. Companies like Yahoo, AOL and Hulu are trying to woo advertisers and make the wild west of digital video a veritable business.

Yahoo is a leading producer in that world, as the second biggest online destination for video after YouTube.

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The main focus for the former “Today Show” host remains her upcoming syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie,” but this show gives her a digital presence, as well. 

“I am happy to have found a place in the digital world where I can cut through fads and trends,” Couric said in a statement. “I want to introduce people to serious experts who can hopefully help provide real solutions.”