In what is likely the most anticipated decision in the magazine’s history, the New Yorker has named a new chief of information operations to replace its current chief information reporter, who left for the same position at BuzzFeed in January.
Kate Miller, 36, will replace Katie Couric, who will leave for NBC News.
Miller was born in Chicago and grew up in New York.
The New York Post called her “a young and dynamic, articulate, passionate woman” who is “experienced and savvy in her role as a technology expert, and an accomplished journalist.”
Couric had left to join NBC News in July after serving as an editor at Time and Newsweek, among others.
The decision comes as the New York Times and The New Republic both announced plans to consolidate their newsrooms, and a slew of news organizations are taking a closer look at what it means to be a media company.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the New Republic as our new chief digital officer,” Couric told The Associated Press in an email.
“New Republic’s unique structure and mission of providing a new digital environment for our reporters means I’m uniquely positioned to be an expert on digital and digital media.”
The New Yorkers’ move to a more traditional structure comes after the company announced a slew at the time of digital advertising, digital news, and digital publishing.
Couric joined the magazine in 2003, becoming its chief technology officer in 2013.
She later left the company, after a tumultuous period that included her firing from Newsweek, and has not been seen publicly since.
Courier was also accused of sexually harassing women in the past.
Miller is the first person to have been named chief information technology officer.
She will be formally introduced on March 11, according to a New Yorker announcement.
Courics first reported in June 2018 that she would step down from her position as chief technology editor in a letter to the New Yorkers.
Courico, who joined the company in 2014, said at the end of that year that she wanted to spend more time with her family and focus on journalism.
The new chief will report directly to Couric.
She has already been working closely with Couric and her team to ensure that New York’s newsroom is better equipped to deliver journalism and technology that meets the expectations of readers and advertisers.
Couriccio was appointed to the position by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who appointed Couric to the job in 2017.
The announcement comes less than a week after Couric left the Times to join BuzzFeed in July.
The Times announced in January that Couric would be joining BuzzFeed News in a newsroom that will be called the Newsroom, but she will continue to work for the newspaper as a digital reporter.
The newsroom will also have its own website, with Couriccios’ own social media accounts.
Couricer also previously worked at Politico, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Couristo said in her letter to New Yorkers that she is excited to return to journalism.
“We are all grateful to Katie and her staff for giving us the opportunity to continue our work as journalists and leaders in digital journalism,” she said.
CouriCs new position comes amid the ongoing wave of media consolidation.
The consolidation of several media outlets has become a growing trend, particularly in the print world.
The Associated, New York Daily News, and USA Today have all consolidated, and CBS News, Fox News, CNN, and NBC have all recently merged into one news outlet.
And a number of media companies have been merging into other news outlets in recent years, including Time Warner, Disney, and Amazon.