- The race is on for a coveted spot as Yahoo's media lead after the departure of Mickie Rosen, announced in July.
- Yahoo is looking to grab a big name from TV to help land major content deals, like the one currently in progress with Katie Couric.
- Candidates that already interviewed with CEO Marisa Mayer reportedly include NBC Universal exec Lauren Zalaznick; former Yahoo media group head and co-head of BermanBraun, Lloyd Braun; and WB's former head of programming, Garth Ancier.
According to Mayer, video is something Yahoo is focused on entering in a big way. The person to snag this position will have a lot to prove, as Mayer has made some serious content deals herself, including convincing New York Times technology columnist David Pogue to join Yahoo.