Katie Couric

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Katherine Anne Couric
  • Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/07/1957, Capricorn
  • Profession: TV host; news anchor
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Katie Couric Fast Facts:
  • Was a high school cheerleader, gymnast, runner, National Honor Society member and newspaper writer.
  • After watching her fill in for an absent news correspondent at the start of her career in 1980, a CNN executive said he never wanted to see her on the air again.
  • While Deborah Norville was out on maternity leave, she sat in for her as co-anchor of NBC's Today Show, and officially replaced Norville in 1991.
  • Launched the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) to encourage preventive testing and new medical research after her husband died of colon cancer in 1998.
  • Wrote a bestselling children's book, The Brand New Kid, in 2000.
  • Named News Person of the Year by TV GUIDE in 2001. Other awards she has won include Daytime Emmys, an Associated Press Award and a National Headliner Award.
  • Was the voice of the character Katie Current in the animated movie Shark Tale (2004).
  • In 2006, she left the Today Show to anchor the CBS Evening News, becoming the first woman to solo anchor a weeknight network news broadcast.
  • In 2009, won a Walter Cronkite Award for Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign.
  • Katie Couric Relationships:
  • Clara Couric Batchelor - Sister
  • Jeffrey Wadlow - Nephew
  • John M. Couric Jr. - Brother
  • Brooks Perlin - Ex-significant Other
  • John Paul (Jay) Monahan III - Husband (deceased)
  • Elinor Couric - Mother
  • Elinor Tully Monahan - Daughter
  • John M. Couric - Father
  • Caroline Couric Monahan - Daughter
  • Emily Couric - Sister
  • John Molner - Husband
  • Katie Couric Awards:
  • 2000 Peabody: None - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (American Studies, 1979)

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