The NBC and CBS News journalist, Katie Couric has built a substantial net worth for herself today. Find out more facts about the ‘Yahoo! Global News’ host.
Who is Katie Couric?
Katherine Anne Couric is an American journalist and author. Couric recently anchored the ‘Yahoo! Global News’. All the three big television networks in the United States have hired Couric to work as a News anchor on several of their shows. Her early career began as an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, for the CBS News from 2006 to 2011 and for ABC News from 2011 to 2014. Couric has also hosted Katie, which was a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television from 2012 to 2014. Couric gained worldwide recognition for anchoring shows like ‘Today’, ‘CBS Evening News’ and ’60 Minutes’. In her news anchor career, Couric has almost reported for every television news channel right from ABC, CBS to NBC. She has authored a book in 2011, ‘The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives’ which was a New York Times best-seller. In 2004, Couric earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame. Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia to parents Elinor Tullie, a homemaker, and John Couric, a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Couric did her schooling from the Arlington public Schools. She enrolled at her father’s alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Her first job began in 1979 at the ABC News in Washington, D.C. She later joined the CNN as an assignment editor. She even worked for WRC-TV which was owned and operated under NBC. She earned her Associate Press Award and Emmy for her work there. While working at NBC, Couric filled in for Bryant Gumbel as host of ‘Today’. Couric also hosted the 63rd Annual Peabody Awards. In 1989, Katie Couric joined ‘Today’ as national political correspondent. She became a permanent co-anchor in 1991. She also became a co-anchor of ‘Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric’ which was an evening time weekly TV News magazine. This was later terminated and folded into a part of Dateline NBC. Her reports appeared regularly on Dateline NBC. She remained at Today and NBC News for fifteen years until 2006, when she announced that she would be going to CBS to anchor the ‘CBS Evening News’. At the CBS Evening News, Couric became the first solo female anchor of the “big three” weekday nightly news broadcasts. Couric has interviewed many famous political figures and celebrities like President Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and First Lady Barbara Bush. John F. Kennedy, Jr. gave Couric his first and last interviews. Katie Couric has also won several television reporting awards through her career, including the prestigious Peabody Award for her series ‘Confronting Colon Cancer’. Couric has also interviewed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and Laura Bush. Couric left ‘Today’ show in 2006 to become the new anchor of ‘CBS Evening Show’. She would also contribute to ’60 Minutes’ and anchor other prime-time news specials for CBS. CBS promoted Couric’s arrival heavily at the network with a hope to revive the evening news format, but it could not gain as planned. NBC Nightly News and ABC World News continue to reign at the top with the CBS Evening News at the third position. The CBS Evening News won the 2008 and 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast. In 2009, Couric was awarded with the Emmy Governor’s Award for her broadcasting career. Couric has reported to special events like the BP oil spill, Egyptian Revolution in 2011, Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Katie Couric was the only female evening news anchor in the United States until 2009, when Diane Sawyer also joined. Couric left her post as an anchor at CBS Evening News in early 2011. Katie Couric appeared in a documentary ‘Under the Gun’ in 2016. ‘Under the Gun’ was about firsthand accounts from parents of Sandy Hook victims, expert commentary and statistics that revealed the state of American gun violence and gun control laws. A month after co-host Matt Lauer was fired from ‘Today’ show; Couric also expressed her deep regret and pain for the victims of sexual harassment by Matt Lauer.
The net worth of Katie Couric
The net worth of Katie Couric is an impressive $55 million in 2018.
Some facts about the journalist
Apart from her journalist and news anchor career, there are some more facts about the journalist worth reading: * Couric went on a date with Larry King once.
* Over the course of her career, many of her interviews have gone viral with Sarah Palin’s and Manti Te’o being the most famous ones.
* Couric is a Delta Delta sister although she might have not gone to NU.
* She underwent a colonoscopy in 2000 on air to raise awareness about colon cancer. * She was the first solo female news anchor in the evening news segment until 2009.
The lady has had a very impressive career made with sheer hard work, dedication and intelligence.