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ABC News: Katie Couric (Special Correspondent)

Why this is a big quit:

Star of NBC’s “Today” show, anchor at CBS News, and talk show host at ABC News, Katie Couric seems to be on the move once again. Her own show “Katie” not likely see a third season, she ended her contract with ABC in order to be the “Global Anchor” at Yahoo news[1]. This would be the most high profile cross over from TV to internet news.

Why it’s not as big as our Top 10:

While Katie Couric has star power, the impact of this departure is limited. Yahoo makes an admirable selection, but they are in an inherently tumultuous position amidst much change at their company and in the news industry. Also, as most news from Yahoo is read rather than watched, the influence a single anchor has on a visitors’ news media home page is questionable.