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Also Known As: Katherine Anne Couric Died:
Born: January 7, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA Profession: newscaster, TV host

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Emmy Award-winning news anchor Katie Couric helped turn NBC's morning news show "Today" (1951- ) into a ratings leader during her 15-year tenure, during which time she also made an impression as a contributor to a number of evening news programs and primetime news specials. Couric covered such historic events as the Gulf War, the Oklahoma City bombing, six Olympic games, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in addition to interviewing more than half a dozen presidents and heads of state during her time at NBC. Intelligent and serious, but with a grinning, girl-next-door quality that prevented some detractors from accepting her as a legitimate news journalist, Couric nonetheless rose through the television ranks to become anchor of the "CBS Nightly News" (CBS, 1948- ) in a move that made her the first solo female to helm a network news broadcast, earning her a much-publicized $15 million dollar salary.

Emmy Award-winning news anchor Katie Couric helped turn NBC's morning news show "Today" (1951- ) into a ratings leader during her 15-year tenure, during which time she also made an impression as a contributor to a number of evening news programs and primetime news specials. Couric covered such historic events as the Gulf War, the Oklahoma City bombing, six Olympic games, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in addition to interviewing more than half a dozen presidents and heads of state during her time at NBC. Intelligent and serious, but with a grinning, girl-next-door quality that prevented some detractors from accepting her as a legitimate news journalist, Couric nonetheless rose through the television ranks to become anchor of the "CBS Nightly News" (CBS, 1948- ) in a move that made her the first solo female to helm a network news broadcast, earning her a much-publicized $15 million dollar salary.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shark Tale (2004) Voice Of Katie Current (U.S. Release)
7.
9.
 2002 Olympic Winter Games (2002) Host (Opening Ceremony)
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Milestones close milestones

1979:
Worked as desk assistant at ABC News Bureau in Washington, DC
1980:
Became assignment editor for CNN
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Associate producer and writer for CNN's "Take Two"; eventually became political correspondent
1984:
Worked as general assignment reporter for WTVJ in Miami, FL
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Served as general assignment manager for WRC-TV in Washington, DC
1989:
Became deputy Pentagon reporter for NBC
1991:
Signed as the co-anchor for NBC's "Today"; hosted her first telecast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
1992:
Co-hosted NBC's morning coverage of the Summer Olympics from Barcelona, Spain
1993:
Co-hosted the primetime news magazine "Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric"
1995:
Anchored the documentary "Everybody's Business: America's Children"
1998:
Signed four-year contract with NBC reportedly for a salary of $7 million per year (June)
2000:
Underwent an on-air colonoscopy to raise awareness for colon cancer
2001:
In December, renewed contract with NBC for four-and-one-half years in a deal reported to be worth in excess of $60 million
2002:
Feature film debut, playing a prison guard in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
2002:
Guest starred as herself on the NBC sitcom "Will & Grace"
2003:
Traded places for a day with "Tonight Show" (NBC) host Jay Leno
2004:
Voiced the character Katie Current in animated feature "Shark Tale"
2006:
Announced that she was moving to CBS to anchor the "CBS Evening News," which made her the first solo female anchor of any of the "big three" nightly news broadcasts; also contributed to "60 Minutes" and anchored primetime news specials for CBS
2006:
Made her debut as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" (Sept. 5)
2011:
Announced she was leaving CBS Evening News after her contract expires
2012:
Signed multi-year deal with ABC to host and produce syndicated daytime talk show "Katie"
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Education

Yorktown High School: Arlington , Virginia -
University of Virginia: Charlottesville , Virginia - 1979

Notes

"My dream job has always been to work on '60 Minutes,' with that incredibly impressive company [of reporters]. But I couldn't do it and still have time for my family. So you have to compromise." --Couric to James Brady in Parade, June 12, 1994

"I try to say things or do things that I know will trip her trigger in a certain direction." --Bryant Gumbel in Entertainment Weekly, July 31, 1992

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Jay Monahan. Lawyer. Born c. 1955; married in 1989; served as legal analyst for MSNBC; died on January 25, 1998 of colon cancer.
companion:
Carroll Lesesne. Plastic surgeon. Reportedly dated briefly from late 1999 to early 2000;.
companion:
Tom Werner. Producer, TV series creator. Began dating summer 2000; split October 2004.

Family close complete family listing

father:
John M Couric. Newspaper reporter.
mother:
Elinor Couric.
sister:
Emily Couric. Politician. Born c. 1947; died on October 18, 2001 of pancreatic cancer.
brother:
John M Couric Jr.
sister:
Clara Couric Batchelor.
daughter:
Elinor Tully Monahan. Born July 23, 1991.
daughter:
Caroline Couric Monahan. Born January 5, 1996.
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