Katie Couric to launch new Web show for Yahoo, ABC

April 25, 2012 - 3:06 PM
Katie Couric-Web Series

FILE - In this April 23, 2012 file photo, Katie Couric arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York. Couric is launching a weekly Web series for Yahoo and ABC News in which she will discuss health, nutrition, parenting and wellness isues. The series, “Katie's Take,” will premiere Tuesday. Yahoo is to formally unveil the show Wednesday, April 25, at a presentation to advertisers in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is launching a weekly Web series for Yahoo News and ABC News about health and lifestyle issues.

The series, "Katie's Take," will premiere Tuesday on Yahoo. Yahoo Inc. formally unveiled the show Wednesday at a presentation to advertisers in New York.

Couric left the anchor chair of the "CBS Evening News" last year. She is currently a special correspondent for ABC News. She is launching a syndicated talk show, "Katie," this September.

In a statement, Couric said she is "happy to have found a place in the digital world where I can cut through fads and trends."

Yahoo and ABC last year partnered to share content, with articles from Yahoo News appearing on ABC News' website, and video from ABC News going to the Internet portal.

Yahoo also announced several more original online series in its continuing push to offer hours of premium video content. Matthew Weaver and Chris D'Arienzo, the creators of the musical "Rock of Ages," are developing a musical comedy with a working title of "Dancing With Myself."

The company is also developing a talk show with Jeff Goldblum planned for July, a series titled "Stunt Nation" with host Sal Masekela and four other shows targeted at male audiences. Yahoo's most highly anticipated series, the animated sci-fi "Electric City," produced by Tom Hanks, is to debut later this year.