News Katie Couric's new contract with Yahoo pays $10 million a year

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    That is unbelievable money. That's what Brian Williams was getting paid by NBC to do the nightly news and special reports.
    Here is the thing. I'll bet you could interview a hundred random people walking out of an office building in the Wall Street area and if they knew who Brian Williams and Katie Couric are, ask them where they work. Now this would be before all the controversy with Brian Williams. They would answer they work on TV. I would be shocked if anyone answered Katie Couric works for Yahoo. Do you think anyone clicks on a Yahoo online news report because it's Katie Couric. You could hire anyone to do a news report on Yahoo. You watch the people who do their entertainment and special interests reports. They are just attractive people who read from a teleprompter. No different than people who read the news on TV. I don't think Yahoo gains any traction by using Katie Couric.

    Veteran newscaster Katie Couric is renewing her Yahoo! contract where she will remain as its global news anchor.

    Couric, 58, who had been negotiating the contract for the last few months, was reportedly earning $5-6 million prior to the renewed deal which will up her annual pay package to $10 million, according to the New York Post.

    The contract has been agreed to by both parties but not yet been finalized.

    We can confirm that Katie continues to be Yahoo's global news anchor. We don't comment on rumors, speculation or personnel matters,' Yahoo told CNN Money.

    As Couric remains as the global news anchor, she will continue to host short news videos featured on Yahoo!'s homepage, the Post reported.

    Couric first signed to join Yahoo! at the end of 2003, but began working for the company after her daytime talk show ended.

    In recent months, Couric's role has grown to include her being featured as part of a Yahoo segment on Good Morning America as well as leading the team working on the daily series Yahoo News Live, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

    During her time at Yahoo, Couric has done interviews with Sen. Lindsey Graham, 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins and Secretary of State John Kerry.
     
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    I was a *huge* fan of the show Community. Watched live and also own each season.

    They moved to the show to Yahoo screen this season and I have still yet to see it or figure out how to view it :(
     
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    Download the app on your phone or tablet and it's pretty simple after that. The show is nowhere near as entertaining as it was. You can tell Dan Harmon is trying very hard but there's something missing (and that something is usually the laughs).
     
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    No one is clicking on those vapid Katie Couric reports on Yahoo..NOBODY!
    No wonder Yahoo can't ever turn a profit..
     
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    Did she scream "yahoo!" when she signed the deal?
     
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    Katie pranks, no one else.
     
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    This woman continues to fall upwards.
     
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    10 million? :jj:

    maybe they think the headline will cause people to want to listen to this bore fest.
     
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    I think the same thing about Angelina Jolie. Is she ever in any movies that make money? What was the last movie she was even in? She directed some movie that made no money. Aside from the humanitarian bullshit, she seems to have no other function. But for some reason she is still regarded as one of the biggest movie stars on earth.
     
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    I watch it on my iPad :dontknow: link:




    I remember when Katie got the job at CBS news and they made a special desk to show off her supposedly amazing legs. WTF. :eek:
     
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    Well she's also A list for other things like famous parentage, famous spouse, charitable work, interesting past, etc.

    Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Crosses $700 Million In Global Box Office

    The Not-Very-Nice Little Witch That Could keeps enchanting audiences around the globe, as Disney’sMaleficent‘ crossed the $700 million mark in global box office, Disney distribution execs said. It’s the studio’s second 2014 release to cross that high mark (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, box office champ for the first half of 2014, is the other).


    Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 16 films, with $3,095,285,350 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #58)
     
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    The gf wants to watch it with me on a particular TV -- it's a whole thing :(
     
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    I use my Roku streaming stick to watch it on my tv. I just be in the minority, but I loved this season. I'm definitely in the minority for also enjoying Sin City Saints.
     
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    This is bad news. You know Buchwaldo & Associates are working on a similar prank for the Gunk, that he'll undoubtedly get :facepalm:

    These :quote: new media :quote: companies are throwing money at anybody that they think will provide :quote: exclusive content :quote:
     
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    This streaming economy is getting to be a bit too much. Will Star Wars episode 10 be released on Bing?
     
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    You are so right

    We have Apple TV on one television so I can airstream and use my Mac, Amazon Prime in the guest room (we got that stick for free) and I ordered a Roku on big Amazon sale this week for the main television :facepalm:
     
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    10,000/yr seems excessive. Yahoo must be retarded.
     
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    Marissa Mayer (yahoo ceo) hasn't exactly been getting rave reviews. She's on borrowed time with moves like this.

    She has to be the hottest, least competent CEO in America. So that's good for something. :wub:

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    Yahoo has gone to total shit. I'm actually trying to find a new home page for info and stuff

    Typical top articles:

    Kim karasian took a big shit

    At least 2 articles about how evil white people are (WTF is that?)

    4 or 5 articles that are basically fake feel good mumbo jumbo

    2 articles about slavery or some other white guilt inducing crap

    sponsored ads, disguised as real stories

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