01/13/2014 03:44 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Katie Couric Makes Yahoo 'Global Anchor' Debut

Katie Couric made her debut appearance as Yahoo's 'Global Anchor' Monday.

Couric launched her new role with an interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, author of "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War." Gates, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has made quite a stir with his new memoir that makes several controversial criticisms of Obama's foreign policy strategy, including harsh attacks on Vice President Joe Biden. The memoir is set for release on Tuesday.

This is not Couric's first encounter with Gates. She had previously interviewed him on "60 Minutes" while he was still Defense Secretary.

Couric announced in November that she would be leaving ABC News early to begin a new partnership with Yahoo. Couric continues to host her daytime talk show "Katie" for now, but the network has confirmed that the show will not be continuing for a third season.

Yahoo said Couric's responsibilities as 'Global Anchor' will include "groundbreaking interviews" to be featured on the website's homepage, while Couric said that what most excites her about the new venture is that "there are no rules right now." The Gates interview gives viewers a first look into what Couric's online journalism career will look like.

Watch the video for a preview of the interview.



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