Katie Couric is a well known and highly respected American writer and journalist. She has been a television host on all three major American television networks – ABC, CBS and NBC. Katie worked for CBS News from 2006-2011, NBC News from 1989-2006, and ABC News from 2011-2014. She wasn’t just a Yahoo! Global News Anchor as well, but she also served as assignments editor for CNN.
In addition to her newscast roles, she also had a daytime television show – Katie – from 2012 to 2014. The show was produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television. She was a co-host on NBC Today, a correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes and an anchor for CBS Evening News.
She released her book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: The Extraordinary Life Lessons, in 2011; and as expected, it turned out to be New York Times Bestseller.
In 2004, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Other members of 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.
Bio & Age
Katherine Anne Couric was born on November 7, 1957 in Arlington, Virginia. It’s understandable that Katie got her writing skills since her mother, Elinor Tullie, was a writer. She also got the passion for news from her father, John Couric, editor and public relations manager. As an editor, her father worked for the United Press in Washington DC and The Atlanta-Constitution Journal.
Katie was raised as a Presbyterian even though her mother was Jewish. She was also able to trace her lineage, on her father’s side, to a French orphan who moved to the United States in the 19th century.
Katie Couric is as smart as she is gorgeous. The media icon was educated in the Arlington public school system – she attended Jamestown Elementary School before continuing her education at Williamsburg Middle School.
For high school, she attended Yorktown High School where she was a cheerleader. Other Yorktown High School graduates are Tom Dolan, Greg Garcia and Chris Nassetta. In high school, she interned at WAVA-FM, an all-news radio station in Washington, D.C.
She then attended the University of Virginia, her father’s alma mater. There, she joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She held several positions at the University’s award-winning newspaper. The Rider Daily
She received her degree in American Studies from the University of Virginia in 1979.
Family: Who is Katie Couric’s husband? Girls
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, her husband died of colon cancer in 1998 when he was only 42 years old. This inspired her to become a spokesperson for colon cancer awareness; she even had an on-air colonoscopy in 2000.
In 2001, she lost her sister, Virginia Senator Emily Couric, to pancreatic cancer. Emily was only 54 at the time of her death. It also fueled his cancer awareness campaign.
In 2004, she was guest of honor at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Fall Gala. She was also the guest of honor at the first-ever American Cancer Society Discovery Ball, where she was applauded for her leadership and efforts in promoting 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 home in Hamptons. The two have been together ever since.
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?
His net worth is the accumulation of his salary over the years from ABC, NBC and CBS. With CBS, she earned $15 million a year, making her the highest paid journalist in the world. When it moved to Yahoo as Yahoo! Global News Anchor, she was hugely paid $10 million.
Even though journalism is competitive, it’s nice to see Katie getting her dues paid. She has dedicated decades to creating a successful career and very few journalists can match her in accomplishments.