Katie Couric is a journalist, author and talk show host since fall 2012. Couric has been a journalist for all Big Three television networks in the USA.
Katie Couric worked for NBC News from 1989 – 2006. She worked for CBS News from 2006-2011. As of May 2012, Couric also has a web show for ABC News, entitled Katie’s Take, airing weekly on Yahoo and ABC News.com. Since September 10, 2012, she has hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. In addition to this, she serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials.
Katie Couric has anchored the CBS Evening News, reported for 60 Minutes, and hosted Today and reported for Dateline NBC. She was the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional USA broadcast networks. Couric’s first book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives was a New York Times best-seller.
In a media crossover to animated film, Katie Couric was the voice of news-reporter “Katie Current” in the U.S. version of the film Shark Tale. She also made a cameo appearance as a prison guard at Georgia State Prison in Austin Powers in Goldmember. She guest-starred as herself on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown in 1992 and in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace in late 2002. On May 12, 2003, she traded places for a day with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Couric also co-hosted NBC’s live coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1991 until 2005.
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. She also works with Carmen Marc Valvo to help publicize the deadliness, yet preventability, of colorectal cancer. On May 16, 2010, Katie Couric received an honorary doctor of science degree for her efforts in raising awareness of colorectal cancer and for her commitment to advancing medical research from Case Western Reserve University, and later gave the university’s 2010 convocation keynote address.
In 2011, Katie Couric gave the university commencement speech at Boston University and was awarded another doctoral degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. She gave her speech amongst much fan-fare from the BU community, and her speech was not only touching but also inspirational and funny. She has also hosted a Sesame Street special, “When Families Grieve.” The special, which aired on PBS on April 14, 2010, dealt with the issues that children go through when a parent dies.
On February 6, 2011, Couric guest-starred on the post-Super Bowl episode of Glee, playing herself interviewing Sue Sylvester after the cheer-leading team lost the championship. Sue sarcastically referred to Couric as “Diane Sawyer” during the segment.
On April 12, 2011, Katie Couric’s first book, titled The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was published by Random House. The book is a collection of essays compiled over the past year by Couric; contributors include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Queen Rania of Jordan, and former Today show colleague Matt Lauer. In an interview with The New York Times, Couric said that a 2010 convocation keynote address she gave inspired her to come up with the book. To this end, all profits of the book will be donated to Scholarship America.
Katie Couric is also heavily featured in The Gregory Brothers’ series Auto-Tune The News. They mention this is due to her “outstanding” suitability for auto-tuning.
She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
On April 16, 2013, Katie Couric made a cameo appearance on General Hospital as Dr. Kelly Curtis.
How Katie Couric Made Her Money – Journalist, Author and Talk Show Host
Estimated Net Worth: $59 Million
Birthday: January 7, 1957