That’s how much Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is forking over to retain the Web portal’s global news anchor, several sources told The NY Post on Friday.
The new contract, agreed to in the last several days but not yet finalized, gives Couric a stratospheric annual pay package in line with that of NBC’s suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
The 58-year-old journalist, who had been negotiating a second contract for the past few months, won a significant raise. While the new deal contains a few targets that need to be hit for her to reach the 10-figure pay package, it is a step up from her current deal — valued at $5 million-to-$6 million.
Couric, who broke records with a $15 million anchor’s salary at CBS, wil continue to host news-making short videos that are showcased on Yahoo!’s homepage. This week, Couric interviewed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who just announced his candidacy for president.