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Katie Couric to Leave Role as Yahoo Global News Anchor

”I’m very proud of my time at Yahoo,“ Couric tells TheWrap

Katie Couric is stepping down as Yahoo’s global news anchor after joining the company in November 2013.

“I’m very proud of my time at Yahoo — anchoring live events, political coverage, and breaking news with a team of very talented journalists,” Couric told TheWrap on Friday.

“Over the past three years, we have produced a wide range of high quality video content that was delivered to millions of viewers. I learned some valuable lessons during my tenure, which I will take with me as I continue to create, develop and produce a variety of content for different platforms in this constantly evolving landscape,”

Couric is currently negotiating with CEO Tim Armstrong to remain on a project basis, according to a Yahoo insider.

Since joining Yahoo in 2014, Couric and her team have generated nearly 1 billion video views. They’ve generated an average of 14 million views each week on original video products, and produced 50-60 videos each week.

“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,” a spokesperson for Oath — now a subsidiary of Verizon, which recently acquired a large portion of Yahoo — told Recode. “We’re proud of everything she has accomplished and look forward to exploring ways to work together in the future.”

Couric covered a variety of events for Yahoo, from Election Night to an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in Moscow. Seven million people watched the Inauguration of President Trump live on Yahoo.

Verizon — the parent company of AOL — announced it would scoop up Yahoo last July for nearly $5 billion. The companies agreed to drop $350 from the sales price in February after two hacks compromised more than a billion Yahoo accounts.