39 Facts About Katie Couric

1. Katie Couric captured a snap of Ryan's ring when the pair posed for a picture.

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2. Katie Couric says the idea is to "come up with a series for Netflix to help people better understand the government.

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3. Katie Couric married Molner in a small, private ceremony at her home in The Hamptons on June 21, 2014.

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

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

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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. Throughout the 2010s, Katie Couric served as executive producer on several films.

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

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12. Katie Couric delivered the graduation speech at her alma mater University of Virginia on May 20, 2012, at Randolph-Macon College on June 1, 2013, and at Princeton University on June 1, 2009.

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13. In a media crossover to animated film, Katie Couric was the voice of news-reporter "Katie Current" in the US version of the film Shark Tale.

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14. 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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15. Katie Couric debuted in the new role on January 13, 2014, in an interview with former United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

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16. On the domestic end of her affiliation, Katie Couric has had as guests The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan of Live! with Kelly and Michael, as well as some cast members of the soap opera General Hospital.

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17. As part of the special, Katie Couric interviews fellow members of the media that can provide some insight on some events that occurred.

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18. Katie Couric was hosting Today on NBC at the time of the attacks, and led CBS News's coverage of the 5th anniversary.

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19. Katie Couric was a special correspondent for ABC News, based in New York, a role she has incorporated into her talk show.

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

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

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22. Katie Couric made her final broadcast in the CBS Evening News chair on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

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23. 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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24. Katie Couric was the only solo female evening news anchor in the United States, until December 21, 2009 when Diane Sawyer succeeded the retiring Charles Gibson for ABC World News.

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

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

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

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30. Katie Couric announced on April 5, 2006, that she would be leaving Today.

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31. 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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32. On May 28, 2008, Katie Couric made a return visit to Today since leaving almost two years to the very day back on May 31, 2006.

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

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

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36. 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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37. Katie Couric apologized that her intended compliment didn't "come out" as intended, which the Embassy accepted, and invited her to the Netherlands for a tour.

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38. In 2004, Katie Couric earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame.

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39. Katie Couric has been a television host on all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN.

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