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Who is Katie Couric?

Katherine Anne Couric born January 7, 1957, is an American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. She is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. She also publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call.

From 2013 to 2017, she was Yahoo’s Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host at all of the Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career she was an assignment editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014. In 2021, she appeared as a guest host for the game show Jeopardy!, the first woman to host the flagship American version of the show in its history.

Katie Couric says she has no relationship with Matt Lauer

Katie Couric on Matt Lauer

Katie Couric says she has “no relationship” with Matt Lauer, her former ‘Today’ co-anchor who was fired in 2017 for inappropriate sexual behavior.She spoke out on her former show Tuesday to promote the release of her new memoir, “Going There.”

In an interview with current ‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie, Couric said the scandal took her a “long time to process” because she didn’t know that side of Lauer.”As I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting and disturbing,” she said, adding that it was “really devastating, but also disgusting.”

Couric admitted in the “Today” interview that there was a side of Lauer that she “never really knew,” and she tried to understand why he was so “abusive to other women.” The book also contains text messages between Couric and Lauer that showed how their relationship “devolved and ultimately deteriorated.”

“We have no relationship,” Couric stated. She and Lauer anchored the NBC morning show together for nearly a decade before she left in 2006 to host “CBS Evening News.”

In 2017, Lauer said he was “truly sorry” for the pain he has caused. Last year, he denied a rape allegation brought to light by author Ronan Farrow. Lauer could not immediately be reached for comment.Couric’s book is being released October 26.

Katie Couric Biography, Wiki

Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric was born on January 7, 1957 to Elinor Tullie, a part-time writer, and John Martin Couric, a Public Relations Officer with ‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’ and the ‘United Press’ in Washington, D.C.She attended the ‘Arlington Public Schools’, a group of schools considered one of the best in the country.

As a high school student, she gained invaluable experience interning at the radio station WAVA.Between 1975 and 1979, she studied at the ‘University of Virginia’ for a degree in English. There, she was a ‘Delta Delta Delta’ sorority member, and served the university’s newspaper, ‘The Cavalier Daily’.

Katie Couric Biography
Katie Couric
Full NameKatherine Anne Couric
BornJanuary 7, 1957 (age 64)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
OccupationJournalist, presenter, author
Years active1979–present
Notable credit(s)Today
CBS Evening News
60 Minutes
Katie
Yahoo! News
Spouse(s)Jay Monahan
​​(m. 1989; died 1998)​
John Molner
​​(m. 2014)​
Children2
RelativesEmily Couric (sister)
Jeff Wadlow (nephew)
AwardsTelevision Hall of Fame (2004)

Katie Couric’s Husband Death

Couric was married to Jay Monahan, an attorney, from 1989 to 1998, when he died of colon cancer. They had two daughters – Elinor and Caroline. Presently, she is engaged to financier John Molner.

Katie Couric present husband John Molner
Katie Couric present husband John Molner

After Monahan’s death due to colon cancer, she has been promoting colon cancer awareness and underwent a televised colonoscopy. She telecast her own mammogram for her breast cancer awareness.

Katie Couric Career

Couric began her career with the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C. in 1979. Subsequently, she worked for CNN as an Assignment Editor, and as a Reporter for WTVJ in Miami and NBC’s WRC-TV.In 1989, she joined NBC News as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent. For the next two years, she substituted for the host, co-anchor and co-host of the programs, ‘Today’, ‘Sunday Today’ and ‘NBC News at Sunrise’.

In 1991, when Deborah Norville did not return after her maternity leave, Couric took her place as the permanent co-anchor of the NBC program, ‘Today’. She stayed with NBC for the next fifteen years.For NBC, she hosted several specials including ‘Everybody’s Business: America’s Children’, ‘Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade’, and ‘Harry Potter: Behind the Magic’, and co-hosted the Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies.

She interviewed many political personalities including Presidents Ford, Carter, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. She was the first and last person to interview John F. Kennedy, Jr., for NBC.She entered CBS as the Anchor and Managing Editor of ‘CBS Evening News’, in 2006.

The program used a new set, better graphics, and a theme composed by Oscar winning composer James Horner.CBS had hoped that she would revive the news program, but she failed to sustain the initial excitement; the show took the third spot in viewership behind ‘ABC World News’ and ‘NBC Nightly News’.For CBS, she interviewed many prominent personalities including President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Norah Jones, and Michael J. Fox.

She was the first anchor to reach Port au Prince to report the Haiti Earthquake. She also covered the BP oil spill, the Egyptian Revolution, and Prince William’s wedding.Between 2006 and 2011, as a ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent , she contributed many stories, and interviewed airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger, former CIA Operations Officer Valerie Plame, and educationist Michelle Rhee for the program.

She was the chief reporter of two CBS Reports series – the award winning ‘CBS Reports: Children of the Recession’ in 2009, and ‘CBS Reports: Where America Stands’, two years later.Between 2009 and 2011, she hosted a weekly interview program on CBSNews.com.

Her guests included newsmakers Al Gore, Hugh Jackman, Shakira, Michelle Obama, Thomas Friedman, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, and Daniel Radcliffe, among others.Since 2011, she is a special correspondent for ABC News, and has co-anchored coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and guest co-hosted ‘The View’ and ‘Live! with Regis and Kelly’.She is anchoring a weekly web talk show called, ‘Katie’s Take’ for ABC News. It includes discussions with experts in various fields. In 2013, she was hired as the Global Anchor of Yahoo News.

Katie Couric Awards

  • Katie Couric has won many awards for television reporting through her career, including the prestigious ‘Peabody Award’ for her series ‘Confronting Colon Cancer’.From 1994 to 2004, she shared six ‘Daytime Emmy Awards’, in the ‘Outstanding Special Class Program’ category for ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’ with her co-hosts and producers.
  • In 2009, she was presented a ‘Gracie Allen Award’ in the category ‘Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine’ for ‘CBS Evening News with Katie Couric’. Gracie Allen was a successful comedienne and activist.‘
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric’ won ‘Emmys’ for ‘Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast’ for two consecutive years from 2010. She also won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Interview’ for ‘60 Minutes’.

Katie Couric FAQ’s

Who was Katie Couric?

Katherine Anne Couric born January 7, 1957, is an American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. She is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. She also publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call.

Who is Katie Couric’s husband?

Couric was married to Jay Monahan, an attorney, from 1989 to 1998, when he died of colon cancer. They had two daughters – Elinor and Caroline. Presently, she is engaged to financier John Molner.

How old is Katie Couric?

Currently, Katie Couric is 64 years old.

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