Katie Couric to Interview Michael Bloomberg for Yahoo News


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Katie Couric will interview former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg in her new role as Global Anchor for Yahoo.

The interview, which will air March 14 on Yahoo and on Couric's Tumblr blog, is Bloomberg's first since being named special envoy to the United Nations for cities and climate change.

Couric announced the interview and solicited viewer questions via her blog:

"What would you ask Michael Bloomberg? Better yet, is there a photo or a video clip you’d like him to see that illustrates your point? If a picture is worth a thousand words, social media is filled with volumes and volumes of stories. I’d like to help you tell those stories as we explore the world together."

Couric made her unofficial Yahoo debut on January 13, interviewing former Defense Secretary Robert Gates the day before the publication of his memoir Duty.

The Gates interview was something of a soft launch for Couric. She's promoting the Bloomberg interview much more heavily, and referred to it as the "first up" in a series of interviews with "politicians, thought leaders, cultural icons, [and] tech titans."

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has called Couric the "face of Yahoo News." According to Mayer, Couric will shoot features for Yahoo's homepage and "lead a growing team of correspondents at Yahoo News who will cover the world’s most interesting stories and newsmakers."

In late December, ABC announced that Couric's daytime talk show, Katie will be canceled after the current season. The network called it a mutual decision and said production would continue through June 2014.

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