Katie Couric

TV host, Newscaster
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1957 in Arlington, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (91)

Fed Up 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Katie 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

20/20 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live 1989 - 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nashville 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Year With Katie Couric 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CBS Evening News 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1989 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Anchor

Today 1989 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Katie Couric's All Access Grammy Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Michael Jackson: Picking Up the Pieces 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Michael Jackson: The Last Dance 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ted Kennedy: The Last Brother 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Five Years Later: How Safe Are We? 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Flashpoint 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Narrator

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Runaway Bride: A Katie Couric Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shark Tale 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Katie Current (Actor)

Signing Off: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

VH1's 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

2002 Olympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Olympic Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC News Special: The Intruder Theory 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Internight 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clinton Crisis 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

71st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody's Business: America's Children 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Cable Crossings: The Early Months 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ghostwriter Three-Peat Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wagner Gala 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

V-E Day: A Nation Remembers 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Legend to Legend Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric 1992 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hillary: America's First Lady 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hillary: America's First Lady 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Inaugural '93 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Summer Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 40 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lost Youth of Hollywood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Margaret Sanger (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (3)

Fed Up 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stand Up to Cancer (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Biography

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.

Relationships

Clara Batchelor

Sister

Chris Botti Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated Broke up in February 2005

John Couric

Father

Elinor Couric

Mother

John Couric

Brother

Emily Couric

Sister
Born c. 1947 Died on Oct. 18, 2001 of pancreatic cancer

Carroll Lesesne

Companion
Reportedly dated briefly from late 1999 to early 2000

Caroline Monahan

Daughter
Born Jan. 5, 1996; father, Jay Monahan

Jay Monahan

Husband
Served as legal analyst for MSNBC Married Jan. 24, 1989 until his death Died on Jan. 24, 1998 of colon cancer

Elinor Monahan

Daughter
Born July 23, 1991; father, Jay Monahan

Brooks Perlin

Companion
Met in 2006 at a cancer research fundraising event at the Louis Licari Hair Salon Couric began dating the much younger Perlin in April 2007 Couple announced split in December 2011

Jimmy Reyes

Companion
Dated in 2006 No longer together

Tom Werner Executive Producer

Companion
Began dating summer 2000 Split in October 2004

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia 1979

Yorktown High School

Arlington , Virginia

Milestones

2012

Signed multi-year deal with ABC to host and produce syndicated daytime talk show "Katie"

2011

Announced she was leaving CBS Evening News after her contract expires

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)

2004

Voiced the character Katie Current in animated feature "Shark Tale"

2003

Traded places for a day with "Tonight Show" (NBC) host Jay Leno

2002

Guest starred as herself on the NBC sitcom "Will & Grace"

2002

Feature film debut, playing a prison guard in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"

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

2000

Underwent an on-air colonoscopy to raise awareness for colon cancer

1998

Signed four-year contract with NBC reportedly for a salary of $7 million per year (June)

1995

Anchored the documentary "Everybody's Business: America's Children"

1993

Co-hosted the primetime news magazine "Now With Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric"

1992

Co-hosted NBC's morning coverage of the Summer Olympics from Barcelona, Spain

1991

Signed as the co-anchor for NBC's "Today"; hosted her first telecast of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

1989

Became deputy Pentagon reporter for NBC

1984

Worked as general assignment reporter for WTVJ in Miami, FL

1980

Became assignment editor for CNN

1979

Worked as desk assistant at ABC News Bureau in Washington, DC

Served as general assignment manager for WRC-TV in Washington, DC

Associate producer and writer for CNN's "Take Two"; eventually became political correspondent

Bonus Trivia

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

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"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 magazine, June 12, 1994

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Couric turned down an offer of about $20 million a year to stay at NBC in order to take CBS' five-year deal at near her current salary of about $15 million. – from CNN.com, April 6, 2005

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"You have to be unwavering in your convictions that you're doing something good, because there are a lot of circling vultures that will eat you alive." – Couric to Esquire magazine, January 2007

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