Katie Couric | Biography

Posted On: 01 Jun, 2014

Katie Couric | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 07, 1957
Age 64 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Husband/Spouse Jay Monahan(div), John Molner
Boyfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Yes
Body Measurements 37-27.5-38(approx)
Net Worth $55 Million Dolllars
Height 5 feet 1 inches
Weight 59 kg(approx)
Children/Kids Elinor Tully "Ellie" Monahan, Caroline Couric Monahan

An American television Journalist, author, producer, actress, and talk show host, Katie Couric (birth name Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric) was born on 7th January, 1957 in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. She is known for a television host on all ‘Big Three television networks’ in the United States that includes ‘NBC News’ from 1989 to 2006 , ‘CBS News’ from 2006 to mid-2011 and currently, she is working on ‘ABC News’. She has also anchored in the ‘CBS Evening News’, ‘60 Minutes’, hosted ‘Today’ and reported for ‘Dateline NBC’. Her first book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got Lessons from Extraordinary Lives’ became a ‘New York Times’ best seller and in the year 2004, she gained membership into the ‘Television Hall of Fame’. Recently, Couric is serving as a global news anchor for ‘Yahoo News’ which is associated with ‘ABC News’.

Daughter of news editor and a public relations executive, John Martin Couric who used to work at ‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’ and the ‘United Press’ in Washington D.C., eventually, she also followed footsteps of her father and went on to became globally recognized television journalist. In her early age, she did her schooling from various schools and when she was a high school student, she did her first intern in ‘all-news radio station WAVA’ at Washington D.C.57 years old Couric did her graduation from the ‘University of Virginia’ when she was 18 years old and received with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1979.

Her Television career began, when she got her first job at the ABC News bureau in Washington D.C., later on she became editor in ‘CNN’. During the period, she was assigned as a reporter for the ‘WTVJ’ and also for ‘WRC-TV’ which is the NBC owned and operated station in Washington D.C. that earned her an ‘Associated Press’ award and an ‘Emmy Award’. Couric also joined ‘NBC News’ as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent and later on in the year 1989, she became national political correspondent of ‘Today’, becoming a substitute co-host when Norville who had a baby didn’t make presence in the show which was replace by her where she became permanent co-anchor  in the year 1991. On April 5, 2006, she left ‘Today’ and joined CBS as the new anchor and managing editor of ‘CBS Evening News’ and she were also engaged in anchoring prime-time news specials for CBS. Her job at CBS changed her life prominently, she went on to become highest paid journalist in the world, and her salary not mentioned and net worth of $15 million per year. Through her career she has won numerous television reporting awards which includes the prestigious ‘Peabody Award’ for her series in ‘Confronting Colon Cancer’. She also won ‘Edward R. Murrow Award’ for best newscast in ‘The CBS Evening News with Katie’ and she also received the ‘Emmy Governor’s Award’ for her broadcasting career. She made her interviewed with several celebrities, business executives, cabinet members and even presidents around the world which includes President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Norah Jones and Michael J. Fox.

In the year1989, Couric married John Paul Monahan by profession her husband was Attorney. After couple of years, she announced that she was pregnant and was expecting a baby. Later on she became a mother of two daughters, her first baby Elinor Tully Monahan and second baby was Caroline and later on in the year 1998, her husband died of colon cancer at the age of 42. After that incident she also went through colonoscopy on air as a spokeswoman to raise awareness. In the years following Monahan’s death, there has been report in the media about Couric romantic dating and relationships with her boyfriend John Molner and the two-year relationship finally came to engagement.

There have been rumors in the media about Couric’s plastic surgery but according to the survey it has been proved that there isn’t any real evidence about the issues. 57 years old, Couric gave strong reason about her beautiful appearance by claiming herself to have a good diet and looking after you. Her pragmatic personality, tall body, thin and slim long legs, wonderful feet, hot and sexy figure, admirable height, smooth hair etc. are that credibility that made her public icon in the media industry. For more information we can simply surf on wiki as well as in the social networking sites like twitter.