Katie Couric has played the role of as an author and journalist together. She had served the major television news network in the United States which includes CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC. Recently Katie was in charge of Yahoo! Global News anchor. With her busy schedules in the news world and extensive interpersonal skill she had earned enormously. Her net worth reflects a prodigious figure of 55 million American dollars.
Along with her assignments on the news desk she has also hosted ‘Katie’, talk show that appears in the day time. Her contribution in ‘Today’, ‘CBS Evening News’ and ‘60 Minutes’ would be always remembered. With the pen, her ‘The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives’ is the best seller of New York Times.
Katie Couric is actually Katherine Anne ‘Katie ‘Couric born to Martin Couric and Elinor Tullie. She was born on 7th January 1957 in Arlington, Virginia, United States of America. Her father Martin was a news editor while her mother was a perfect home maker. She was the youngest among the four siblings; the other three are Emily, Clara and John.
She has a German and Iris ancestry but the first person of her family had come from France. Born to a Jewish mother Katie is a Presbyterian or to be more general a Protestant. With the white ethnicity she holds the American nationality.
Katie childhood has gone in the areas of Virginia. For her primary learning she went to Jamestown Elementary then she got admitted to Williamsburg Middle School. Later to involve her more in other activities her parents enrolled her in Yorktown High School. From Yorktown her interpersonal skills started developing and she also got into the cheerleading group. She also got the first internship from radio station WAVA in this phase of her life.
She went to University of Virginia to study journalism. She started writing in different student magazines from the stage. ‘The Cavalier Daily’ which got a best newspaper award has also seen the works of Katie. Katie was the senior resident of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. She got her bachelor’s degree in 1979 on journalism with American studies as the major subject.
She began her career in 1989 as the assistant Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. She started up as a co-host for ‘Today’ and later became the permanent co anchor in 1991. She started ‘Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric’ which later folded in ‘Dateline NBC’ when she became the anchor. She served NBC for 15 years at a stretch. In May 2006 she joined CBS as the foremost female solo anchor. She was on the news desk for the prime night news in the weekdays.
At NBC Katie was seen sometime on NBC nightly news for Tom Brokaw. Sometime she was also watched filling in for Maria Shriver and Garrick Utley for NBC nightly news for Sunday and Saturday edition. She had also served in her tenure for ‘Today’ as the host for annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade for 15 years.
She has also served with her best in Everybody’s Business America’s Children in 1995. Again she engaged herself in the ‘Legend to legends night at Celebrity Cavalcade’ in 1993. Further she was behind the ‘Harry Potter behind the Magic’ in 2001. Katie was there in 2000 Summer Olympics and she had also given her best effort in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
She had also taken interviews of some prominent International figures of political prominence and various other fields. Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H W Bush, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and First Lady Barbara Bush are some of whom she had taken interviews. John F Kennedy Jr. had given her the first interview and the last as well. J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter and Laura Bush were also interviewed by Katie.
She rejoined today after a gap of 2 years on 28 may 2008. Her other assignments were NBC nightly news Brian Williams and ABC world news Charles Gibson. In all the prime television networks which include CBS, ABC and NBC comma she promoted ‘Stand Up to Cancer. Along with Gibson and Williams she made her presence in CBS’s ‘Early Show’ , ABC’s ‘God Morning America’ and NBC’s’ Today’.
Katie had taken up the responsibility of managing editor and anchor of CBS evening news. Apart from her contribution in ’60 Minutes’ she was also in charge of all special Prime Time news. Her earning of $15 million US dollar per annum made her the journalist of highest earning. On 5th September, 2006 she began her responsibility with ‘Evening News with Katie Couric’.
Her newscast won the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 she received a main Governor’s Award. From the Gulf Coast weekly broadcasting she covered the disaster created by the BP Oil Spill. Katie was seen in the Egyptian revolution, wedding of Prince William, Catherine Middleton and Duke of Cambridge.
She would be remembered for her ‘60 minutes’. She interviewed Chesleysullenberger for the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’. Interview series on ‘Sarah Palin Interviews with Katie Couric’ was well watched. Katie got the Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence. She is awarded with many awards for her best efforts in television reporting throughout his career. For her ‘Confronting Colon Cancer’ she got Peabody Award.
She began her journey at ABC news with Sarah Jessica Parker interview featuring on ‘Nightline’. She was there to host anniversary of ‘The September 11 Attack’ with Barbara Walters, Robin Roberts and some other prominent journalists. On November, 2013 she honored the chair of global anchor for Yahoo! News.
In 1989 Katie married John Paul and had given birth to Elinor and Caroline. John passed away in 1998 for colon cancer. In 2013 she got into the life of John Molner and married him in 2014. Katie published ‘The Brand New Kid‘and ‘Blue Ribbon Day’ for the children.
Full Name: Katherine Anne ‘Katie ‘Couric
Date of Birth: 7th January 1957
Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Age: 60 years
Profession: Journalist, Interviewer, Talk Show Host.
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Weight: 59 Kg
Net worth: $55 million