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Who is Katie Couric?
Katherine Anne Couric is a famous American Journalist, Author and Presenter who began her career as a desk assistant at ABC News Bureau. She was born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia, USA. she is 63 years old. She worked in CNN as assignment director. She was awarded the Associated Press Award for her work. She joined the TODAY as a national political correspondent in 1989. She involved herself as an anchor and managing director in CBC News. While working for CBC News she earned $ 15 million and ranked as the highest-paid journalist in 2006. She returned to ABC News in 2011 from where her career took a peak.
Early life and Career Highlights:
Her family belongs to Virginia,USA. Her ancestor is french in origin. She is the daughter of John Martin Couric and her mother’s name is Elinor Here. Her family and parents were in condition to give her a happy childhood life. They maintained her education. The profession of her parents is not known. Her sister’s name is Emily Couric. Her Nephew name is Jeff Wadlow. Her family was Jewish and she was raised as Presbyterian. She is a highly educated personality of her time. She completed her schooling from Arlington Public Schools. She got educated in JamesTown ElementaryMiddle School. She further completed her high education from Yorktown High School. She also completed her University education from University of Virginia. Her love for education has built an alarming and respected career in her life.
The daughter of a writer and journalist, Couric decided her career in broadcasting after graduation.She then joined ABC news network as a junior assistant.She then joined Cable News network CNN as assignment editor.She also worked as reporter in WTVJ in Miami. She won her first Emmy Award in 1989 working for WRC an NBC affiliate.After three years she became Pentagon Correspondent for NBC reporting US invasion of Panama.After her contract expired with NBC ,she joined CBS evening news in 2006.She left CBS in 2011 and became correspondent for ABC news. In 2014 she left ABC and worked as Global Anchor for Yahoo!
Apart from her journalism, Couric Published The Best Advice I ever Got a book of essays authored by Jordan’s Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Tyra Banks and Sir Salman Rushdie.
Love life and kids:
Her relationship and boyfriend before her first marriage is not known. She married John Paul Monahan in 1989. They gave birth to their first daughter Elinor Tully in 1991. Their second daughter Caroline was born in 1996. Her husband died in 1998 at the age of 42 due to colon cancer. She started a relationship with financier John Molner in 2013 and married him in 2014. She has been actively involved in Cancer Awareness campaigns since then. It can be noticed that her passion for work surely affected her personal life and the death of his first husband surely didn’t help as well.
She is 5 feet taller in Height. She weighs 57 kilograms. She has got an average slim body as she was an athlete and runner in her early days.
Katie Couric income, Earning and Net Worth 2020:
She started earning since 1979 and has worked in different News Bureaus like ABC news bureau, TODAY, CBC, Yahoo and many. She became the highest-paid journalist as she was paid $ 15 million yearly as salary in 2015. Katie Couric Networth in 2020 is $50 million according to sources. Her most of, the income is dedicated towards NCCRA, a charity started by her after her husband’s death. She also boosts her Net Worth by writing and Publishing Books.
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Some facts about Katie Couric:
- She was a high school cheerleader, gymnast and runner.
- She wrote a children book The Brand new kid which became a best selling children book at that time.
- She also gave her voice in the animated movie Shark Shale.
- She launched NCCRA a cancer foundation after her husband died due to colon cancer.
- She was once the highest paid journalist in the world.
- Her ancestor belongs to France.
- Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.