The Aspen Institute announced today the election of Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric as a new member of its Board of Trustees.

Couric will serve a three-year term that begins immediately.

“Katie Couric has had a remarkable career as an iconic broadcast journalist, as an author and as a cancer advocate. Having her unique set of experiences will be of immense value to our board and to the future success of the Aspen Institute,” said Chairman Robert K. Steel. “I look forward to seeking her counsel as she becomes involved in the Institute’s leadership and in its programs and activities.”

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. Find out more here.

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