Katie Couric is a well-known and highly respected American author and journalist. She has been a host on the three major American television networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC. Katie worked for CBS News from 2006 to 2011, for NBC News from 1989 to 2006 and for ABC News from 2011 to 2014. She was not the only presenter of Yahoo Global News Anchor, but she was also editor-in-chief of assignments for CNN.
In addition to her roles in television news programs, she also had a unionized daytime talk show – Katie – from 2012 to 2014. The show was produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. She was the co-host of NBC’s Today, the correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes, and presenter for CBS Evening News.
Katie Couric published her book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, in 2011; and as expected, it turned out to be a New York Times bestseller.
In 2004, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Other inductees into the Television Hall of Fame include Lucile Ball, Carol Burnett, Fred Astaire, Bea Arthur, Ron Howard, Dick Wolff, Shonda Rhimes, Julia Louie-Dreyfus, Jay Leno, and Diane Sawyer. Learn More about Katie Couric Bio, Husband, Net Worth, Age, Daughters, Education.
Katie Couric Bio & Age
Katherine Anne Couric was born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia. It is understandable that Katie obtained her writing skills from her mother, Elinor Tullie, who was a writer. Her passion for news also comes from her father, John Couric, editor, and director of public relations. As an editor, her father worked for United Press in Washington D.C. and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Katie Couric was raised as a Presbyterian even though her mother was Jewish. She was also able to trace her lineage, from her father’s side to a French orphan who settled in the United States in the 19th century.
Katie Couric is as smart as she is beautiful. The media icon was educated in the Arlington public school system – she attended Jamestown Elementary School before moving to Williamsburg High School.
In high school, she attended Yorktown High School where she was a cheerleader. Other Yorktown High School graduates include Tom Dolan, Greg Garcia, and Chris Nassetta. During high school, she did an internship at WAVA-FM, a continuous news radio station in Washington, D.C.
She then studied at the University of Virginia, her father’s alma mater. During her stay, she joined the Delta sorority. She has held several positions at the University’s award-winning newspaper, the Cavalier Daily. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in American Studies.
Family: Who is Katie Couric’s Husband? Daughters
Katie Couric married Jay Monahan, a lawyer, in 1989. After two years of marriage, she gave birth to their first daughter, Ellie, in 1991. In 1996, a few years later, she gave birth to their second daughter, Carrie.
Unfortunately, Katie Couric’s husband died in 1998 of colon cancer when he was only 42 years old. This led her to become a spokesperson for colon cancer awareness; she even had a colonoscopy on-air in 2000.
In 2001, she lost her sister – Emily Couric, Virginia State Senator – to pancreatic cancer; Emily was only 54 years old at the time of her death. This has also fuelled her cancer awareness campaign.
In 2004, Katie Couric was the guest of honor at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s Fall Gala. She was also the guest of honor of the first-ever American Cancer Society Discovery Ball, where she was applauded for her leadership and efforts in cancer awareness and screening.
In 2012, after a two-year relationship, she became engaged to John Molner, a financier. They had a small private ceremony in 2014 at his Hamptons home. The two have been together since then.
Katie Couric Net Worth & Salary
Katie Couric has a total net worth of $75 million. Pretty impressive, isn’t it? As an award-winning journalist, what else can you expect?
Her net worth is the accumulation of her salary over the years of ABC, NBC, and CBS. While working at CBS, she earned $15 million a year, making her the highest-paid journalist in the world. When she moved to Yahoo as a presenter of Yahoo Global News Anchor, Katie Couric was paid a staggering $10 million.
As competitive as the profession of journalism is, it is nice to see Katie Couric getting her membership fee paid; she has devoted decades to creating a successful career and very few other journalists can compete with her in her achievements.