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Katie Couric to Leave ABC News for Opportunity She 'Couldn't Pass Up

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Katie Couric is leaving ABC News, the network confirmed Friday.

Katie Couric

Couric has been with the network since 2011 and is headed out the door sooner than anticipated due to a new partnership she's forming with Yahoo.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to note the news, the Huffington Post said.

More from the Huffington Post:

A source at ABC News told TV Newser that the Yahoo opportunity was one that Couric "couldn't pass up," adding, “Thanks to the powerful association between ABC News and Yahoo we know that Katie will continue to work closely with us and welcome her on our air anytime.”

A source close to Couric's discussions with Yahoo told The Huffington Post that no deal has been finalized.

The fate of Couric's syndicated talk show, which she launched as part of a broader deal with ABC's parent company Disney, is a separate matter. While Couric has not made any public statements about her intentions, sources have told HuffPost that she Couric was ready to move on from the show if she concluded that it was no longer a good fit with her personal vision.

Couric spent 15 years co-hosting NBC’s “Today” show then took over the anchor chair for the CBS “Evening News” for five years before heading to ABC.

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

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