Katie Couric was once a rising media star, but her shrill insistence that her most beloved characteristic–her “perkiness”–was somehow insulting resulted in a series of career missteps. These missteps include “reporting” stories and footage that was later shown to be false.
She’s gone from perky and adored Today show host to stilted and weird anchor of the CBS News to now-fired Yahoo.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
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 project-by-project basis.
“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.