69 Facts About Katie Couric

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Katherine Anne Katie Couric is an American journalist, presenter, producer, and author.

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Katie Couric's is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company.

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Katie 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.

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Katie Couric's worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014.

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Katie Couric's 2011 book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Katherine Anne Katie Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Elinor Tullie, a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Katie Couric, Jr.

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Katie Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School, and was a cheerleader.

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Katie Couric's enrolled at her father's alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister.

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Katie Couric served in several positions at UVA's award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily.

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Katie Couric's graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies.

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Katie Couric joined NBC News in 1989 as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent.

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Katie Couric's filled in for Bryant Gumbel as host of Today; Jane Pauley and Deborah Norville as co-anchor of Today; Boyd Matson, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, and Maria Shriver as co-host of Sunday Today; and Connie Chung, Bob Jamieson, John Palmer, Norville, Faith Daniels, Margaret Larson and Ann Curry as anchor of the former NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise.

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Katie Couric's subbed for Daniels, Norville, and John Palmer as the news anchor on Today.

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Katie Couric returned to NBC to co-host the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies with Mike Tirico, and to provide additional Winter Olympic coverage and athlete interviews.

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Katie Couric apologized that her intended compliment did not "come out" as intended, which the Embassy accepted, and invited her to the Netherlands for a tour.

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In 1989, Katie Couric joined Today as national political correspondent, becoming a substitute co-host in February 1991 when Norville went on maternity leave.

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From 1989 to 1993, Katie Couric filled in for Maria Shriver and for Garrick Utley and later Brian Williams and John Seigenthaler on the Weekend Edition of NBC Nightly News.

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Katie Couric hosted or worked on a number of news specials, like Everybody's Business: America's Children in 1995.

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Katie Couric has co-hosted the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

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Katie Couric's has broadcast with Bob Costas, beginning with the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Katie Couric has won multiple television reporting awards throughout her career, including the prestigious Peabody Award for her series Confronting Colon Cancer.

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Katie Couric returned for a week-long stint as co-host of Today in January 2017 to mark Matt Lauer's 20th anniversary as anchor of the program.

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CBS confirmed later the same day that Katie Couric would become the new anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News.

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Katie Couric would contribute to 60 Minutes and anchor prime-time news specials for CBS.

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Katie Couric earned US$15 million per year while at CBS, a salary that made her the highest paid journalist in the world, a salary similar to Barbara Walters' at ABC.

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Katie Couric announced CBS News's official projection for the 2008 United States Presidential Election.

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CBS Evening News with Katie Couric won the 2008 and 2009 Edward R Murrow Award for best newscast.

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In 2009, Katie Couric was awarded the Emmy Governor's Award for her broadcasting career.

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Katie Couric's has interviewed presidents, cabinet members, celebrities, and business executives around the world, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former President George W Bush, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, John Edwards just after the announcement that his then-wife Elizabeth's cancer had returned, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Norah Jones and Michael J Fox.

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Katie Couric led CBS News' coverage of the 2006 midterm elections, the 2008 Presidential election and conventions, and 2010 midterm elections.

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Katie Couric was the first network anchor on the ground in Port au Prince after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Katie Couric's reported from Cairo's Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution in 2011.

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In early 2011, Katie Couric announced that she would be leaving her anchor post at CBS Evening News when her contract expired.

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Katie Couric was a 60 Minutes correspondent and contributed six to eight stories a year for the program.

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Katie Couric's interviewed Valerie Plame, Robert Gates and Michelle Rhee for the program.

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Sarah Palin interviews with Katie Couric were a series of interviews Couric taped with 2008 U S Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

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Katie Couric received the Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence for the interviews.

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Katie Couric was the lead reporter for two CBS Reports series, which aired across all CBS News platforms.

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From 2011 to 2013, Katie Couric was a special correspondent for ABC News, a role she has incorporated into her talk show.

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Katie Couric was hosting Today on NBC at the time of the attacks, and led CBS News's coverage of the fifth anniversary.

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Katie Couric interviewed Lady Gaga in primetime on Thanksgiving as part of A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.

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In November 2011, Katie Couric hosted a special primetime ABC news program highlighting Regis Philbin's retirement, after Philbin's 25-year tenure at ABC.

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Katie is the second web show that Couric has been affiliated with, the first being @katiecouric on the CBS Evening News.

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However, in October 2013, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Katie Couric was close to cancellation because of a low Q Score, low ratings, and a reported disdain of her core female audience.

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Katie Couric's later interviewed United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

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The extended partnership secured Katie Couric as having a spot in the ABC News division, as a special contributor.

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47.

Katie Couric stated that her intent was to "protect" Ginsburg from her potentially unpopular comments as they were "unworthy of a crusader for equality".

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Katie Couric was dubbed "America's Sweetheart, " largely due to her co-anchor role for 15 years on The Today Show.

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Katie Couric's has been the only guest host used by Jay Leno on either The Tonight Show or his short-lived The Jay Leno Show.

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Katie Couric's has made cameo appearances in Austin Powers in Goldmember and an episode of General Hospital .

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Katie Couric co-hosted NBC's live coverage of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1991 until 2005.

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Katie Couric's received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 2005.

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Katie Couric is the author of two children's books and a non-fiction collection of essays.

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Katie Couric said that a 2010 convocation keynote address she gave inspired her to write the book.

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In December 2013, Katie Couric ran a segment on the HPV vaccine which critics accused of being too sympathetic to the scientifically unsupported claims that this vaccine was dangerous.

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In 2014, Katie Couric was an executive producer and narrator for the documentary Fed Up, examining the food industry and obesity in the United States.

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In 2016, Katie Couric was an executive producer and narrator for the documentary Under the Gun, examining gun violence and gun control in the United States.

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Katie Couric posted a response on the documentary's website stating, "I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League ", and she included a transcript of the response she received.

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Katie Couric's was an executive producer of Flint, a 2017 Lifetime drama about the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

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60.

In 2018, Couric hosted a docudrama series titled America Inside Out with Katie Couric, which was telecast on the National Geographic Channel.

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Katie Couric is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Katie Couric's is a member ofthe Peabody Awards board of directors, which is presented by the University of Georgia's Henry W Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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63.

Katie Couric married attorney John Paul "Jay" Monahan III in 1989.

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64.

Katie Couric's pointed out that it irritated Emily when people asked her if she was Katie Couric's sister.

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65.

Katie Couric had become a spokeswoman for colon cancer awareness ever since her first husband had died from the disease.

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Katie Couric's was very active in the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, appearing in some public service announcements and doing voice-overs for several others.

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Katie Couric was the honored guest at the 2004 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation fall gala.

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In 2011, Katie Couric became the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation's Moving Day campaign, a grassroots campaign to spotlight Parkinson's disease awareness on a national level.

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Katie Couric's father died in 2011 at age 90 from complications due to Parkinson's disease.

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