Katie Couric Biography – Katie Couric Wiki
Katie Couric (born Katherine Anne Couric) is an award-winning journalist, podcaster, documentary filmmaker, and best-selling author. She is the founder of Katie Couric Media (KCM), a multimedia news and production company, which produces documentaries, digital series and podcasts centered on social and cultural issues.
In her early career she was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She held multiple hosting positions at NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014. She also served as Yahoo’s Global News Anchor from 2013 to 2017.
Couric began her career in 1979 at the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C., later joining CNN as an assignment editor. Between 1984 and 1986, she worked as a general-assignment reporter for the then-CBS affiliate WTVJ in Miami, Florida. During the following two years, she reported for WRC-TV, the NBC owned- and -operated station in Washington, D.C., work which earned her an Associated Press award and an Emmy.
In 1989, she joined NBC News as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent. From 1989 to 1991, she was an anchor substitute and filled in front TODAY hosts Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley and Deborah Norville (among others). Couric was promoted to permanent co-anchor on April 5, 1991 — a position she held for 15 years.
In September 2006, Couric made history when she became the first female to anchor a primetime broadcast on CBS Evening News. When her contract expired in June 2011, Couric walked away from the program. She returned to ABC News as a special correspondent. In 2012, she launched her own daily talk show, Katie. In December 2013, Disney–ABC Domestic Television announced that Katie had been canceled. She went on to work at Yahoo! News as Global Anchor from 2014–2017. In 2017, she and her husband, John Molner, founded KCM.
Katie Couric Jeopardy
She is the first woman to guest host Jeopardy! She is scheduled to guest host Jeopardy! from March 8, 2021- March 19, 2021. On guest-hosting Jeopardy!, Katie said: “It is such a thrill to be here guest hosting a show I’ve watched for years, and a real honor to help as we recover after Alex (Trebek).”
Starting the week of March 8, as a part of each guest host’s appearance, Jeopardy! will make a contribution to the charity of their choice. That amount will match the cumulative winnings of all contestants who compete during the guest host’s tenure.
A series of guest hosts scheduled to fill in at the Jeopardy! host’s lectern this season include Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Aaron Rodgers, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Katie Couric Age
She was born January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia, United States.
Katie Couric Husband
Is Katie Couric married? She has been married to her second husband John Molner, an investment banker, since June 21, 2014. She was previously married to her first husband Jay Monahan from June 10, 1989, until his death on January 24, 1998. After the death of her first husband, she was romantically linked to sitcom producer Tom Werner, and financial executive Brooks Perlin.
Katie and her husband, John Molner, formerly a general partner at a New York-based investment firm, founded KCM in 2017. According to KCM website, “together, they identified a white space in the media landscape and set out to help brands amplify their values and cultivate an engaged and diverse audience through authentic storytelling.”
Katie Couric Children
She and her first husband John Paul “Jay” Monahan III have two daughters. Their first daughter, Elinor Tully Monahan was born on on July 23, 1991 and their second daughter, Caroline Couric Monahan was born on January 5, 1996 in New York, New York. Her husband died of colorectal cancer on January 24, 1998 at the age of 42.
Katie Couric Family
She is the daughter of the late John Martin Couric Jr. (father) and Elinor Hene Couric (mother).
Katie Couric Salary
Katie Couric earned a US$15 million annual salary while at CBS, a salary that made her the highest-paid journalist in the world.
Katie Couric Net Worth
Katie Couric’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
Katie Couric Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 3¾ inches (1.62 m).
Katie Couric Instagram
You can follow Katie Couric on Instagram @katiecouric. Her Instagram bio reads, “Journalist & cofounder of @katiecouricmedia.”