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Encyclopedia > Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Birth name Katherine Anne Couric
Born January 7, 1957 (1957-01-07) (age 50)
in Flag of the United States Arlington, Virginia, USA
Statistics
Occupation Television Journalist
Gender Female
Marital status Widowed
Spouse Jay Monahan (1989–1998)
Children Elinor Tully "Ellie" Monahan
Caroline Couric Monahan
Salary $15,000,000
Notable credit(s) The Today Show Anchor and Co-Host (1991–2006)

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Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBC's Today. In 2006, she made a highly publicized move from NBC to CBS, and on September 5, 2006 she became the first woman to solo-anchor of the weekday evening news on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks (ABC, CBS and NBC). (It should be noted, however, that many other women such as Barbara Walters, Connie Chung, and Elizabeth Vargas were co-anchors of the Evening News on those channels and Vargas, while officially a co-anchor, anchored solo while her co-anchor was unavailable.) She currently serves as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, replacing Bob Schieffer on September 5, 2006. Schieffer served as the interim anchor following the departure of long time anchor and managing editor Dan Rather on March 9, 2005. Katie Couric hugs country music singer Keith Urban Infotainment or soft news, refers to a part of the wider news trade that provides information in a way that is considered entertaining to its viewers, as evident by attraction of a higher market demographic. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist who has appeared on many USA television news networks. ... Elizabeth Vargas Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABCs television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials. ... A managing editor is a senior member of a publications management team. ... CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Biography

Early life

Katie Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia to Elinor Hene, a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric Jr., a journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Couric's father was Episcopalian and her mother was Jewish. Couric was raised Episcopalian.[1] Her maternal grandparents, Berthold B. Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany.[2] In a report for The Today Show, she traced her paternal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the nineteenth century and became a broker in the cotton business. Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper in Atlanta and its suburbs. ... United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are American citizens who were born Jews or who have converted to Judaism. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


Couric attended Arlington, Virginia public schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Junior High,[3] and Yorktown High School, in Arlington Virginia.[4] Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Yorktown High School Yorktown High School is one of three high schools located in Arlington, Virginia, and located very close to Mclean, Virginia. ...


She enrolled in the University of Virginia in 1975, majored in English and History,[5] and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Couric served in several positions at UVA's award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. During her third year at UVA, Couric was chosen to live as Head Resident of The Lawn, the heart of Thomas Jefferson's academic village. She graduated in 1979 with a degree in American Studies. The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... The Cavalier Daily is the fully independent student-run newspaper at the University of Virginia, founded in 1890. ... The West Lawn in snow, 1914. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. ...


Television career

Couric's reporting career began when she was hired by Stan Hooper as a desk assistant for the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C., later joining CNN as an assignment editor. Between 1984 and 1986, she worked as a general-assignment reporter for WTVJ in Miami, Florida. During the following two years, she reported for WRC-TV, an NBC station in Washington, D.C., work which earned her an Associated Press award and an Emmy. Couric joined NBC News in 1989 as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent. From 1989 to 1991, Couric as an anchor substitute and filled in for Bryant Gumbel as host of Today, Jane Pauley, and Deborah Norville as co-anchor of Today, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, and Maria Shriver as co-host of Sunday Today, John Palmer, Norville, and Faith Daniels as anchor of the former NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise. She also subbed for Daniels, Norville, and John Palmer as the news anchor on Today. In 1990, she joined Today as national correspondent, becoming a substitute co-host in February 1991 when Norville had a baby. Norville never returned and Couric became permanent co-anchor on Thursday, April 5, 1991. In 1992, she became co-anchor, of "NBC Now" an evening time weekly TV newsmagazine with Tom Brokaw, which was later canceled and folded into part of Dateline NBC, where her reports appeared regularly and she was named contributing rockstar. She remained at Today and NBC News until May 31, 2006, when she announced that she would be going to CBS to anchor the CBS Evening News, becoming the first solo female anchor of any of the "big three" weekday nightly news broadcasts. ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... 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Previously female NBC anchors Jessica Savitch, Jane Pauley, and Connie Chung, ABC News anchor Carole Simpson and Elizabeth Vargas, and CBS News anchor Susan Spencer had worked solo on weekend duty newscasts. Elizabeth Vargas also did solo duty on weekday nightly news broadcasts following the departure of the injured Bob Woodruff. Katie Couric has filled in for Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News. Couric has also filled in for Garrick Utley on the Sunday Edition of NBC Nightly News from 1989 to 1992, and also for Maria Shriver on the Saturday Edition of NBC Nightly News in 1989. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist who has appeared on many USA television news networks. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... Garrick Utley (November 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) is an American TV journalist. ...


Couric hosted or worked on a number of news specials. Everybody's Business: America's Children, in 1995 was one example. Similar "specials" of a commercial nature were Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade in 1993, and Harry Potter: Behind the Magic in 2001. Couric has also co-hosted the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. She has broadcast with Bob Costas, beginning with the 2000 Summer Olympics. She did not co-host the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Turin, Italy because of a scheduling conflict with a live taping of Today Show. Brian Williams co-hosted with Bob Costas instead. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics (Torino 2006) was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 20:00 CET (19:00 UTC) at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy. ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... This article is about the American journalist. ...


Couric has interviewed many international political figures and celebrities during her career, including Presidents 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. Couric has won multiple television reporting awards through her career, including the prestigious Peabody Award for her series Confronting Colon Cancer. Couric has also interviewed British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Senator Hillary Clinton (her first television interview), Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and First Lady Laura Bush. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... White House Portrait Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. ... John F. Kennedy Jr. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series of novels. ... Joanne Rowling OBE (born July 31, 1965 in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire), commonly known as J.K. Rowling (pronunciation: roll-ing; her former students used to joke with her name calling her the Rolling Stone), is a British fiction writer. ... Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of the forty-third and current President of the United States George W. Bush and is thereby the First Lady of the United States. ...


Move to CBS

Couric announced on April 5, 2006 (her 15th anniversary as permanent co-host of Today), that she would be leaving the show, despite a 20 million dollar a year salary offer. “I wanted to tell all of you out there … that after listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I will be leaving Today at the end of May." she said. “I really feel as if we’ve become friends through the years”. Couric appeared emotional at times as she made the announcement on Today. “Sometimes I think change is a good thing,” she said. “Although it may be terrifying to get out of your comfort zone, it’s very exciting to start a new chapter in your life".[6] is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


CBS officially confirmed later the same day that Couric would become the new anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric with her first broadcast set for September 5, 2006. Couric would also contribute to 60 Minutes and anchor primetime news specials for CBS. Couric would remain the highest-paid news anchor at $15 million per year.[7] CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


Many criticized the move by CBS to promote Couric to the broadcast chair. The criticism was centered around Couric's lack of experience in hard journalism and credentials necessary to be a sole anchor of the CBS Evening News, when compared to previous anchors such as Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite, who was named in multiple viewer polls "The Most Trusted Man in America".[8] Beginning in 2005 and through 2006, the Today program faced increasing competition from Good Morning America, which became more popular when Robin Roberts joined Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer, as co-hosts. Thus, she had a very small choice: either get finally defeated by Good Morning America and stay on the show or take the risk and go on the CBS Evening News where she gambled that she would be successful.[9] Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


On July 20, 2006, Access Hollywood (an NBC program) reported that Katie intended to avoid certain anchoring situations that previous anchors have taken. When asked about travelling to the Middle East, Katie was quoted as stating, "I think the situation there is so dangerous, and as a single parent with two children, that's something I won't be doing".[10] Access Hollywood later corrected this report,[11] saying it was misleading and was based on a statement made by Couric after CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier was injured in Iraq in May while Katie Couric was still co-hosting at The Today Show. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kimberly Dozier (born July 6, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States) is a reporter and correspondent for CBS News, who holds both American and British citizenship. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ...

Couric anchors her first broadcast of CBS Evening News on September 5, 2006

Couric made her first broadcast as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. The program featured a new set, new graphics, and a new theme (composed by prolific movie score composer James Horner,[12] and featuring a voice over from Walter Cronkite). It was the first evening newscast to be simulcast live on the Internet and local radio stations. Critics gave mixed reactions about the first broadcast, which drew around 13.6 million viewers, the highest ratings for the CBS Evening News since February 1998 and double the usual number of viewers.[13] On September 19, 2006 the program placed first in weekly ratings. However, Couric's second week as anchor pulled in a close margin between rival NBC Nightly News with CBS's 7.9 million viewers compared to NBC's 7.3 million viewers for the week of September 11September 15, 2006. (Couric fell to third place on September 11, 2006 for that particular day with NBC, and ABC respectively taking first and second place, yet CBS remained at first place for the remainder of week.)[14] By October 6, Couric had slipped to third place for the second week in a row, trailing ABC News by more than a million viewers.[15] The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric continually finishes last in all major markets.[16] As of the first week of May 2007, the viewership of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was the lowest since at least 1987.[17] Image File history File links CBSEveningNewsKatie. ... Image File history File links CBSEveningNewsKatie. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Public image

Couric has been admired and criticized for blurring the lines between entertainment and reporting. Couric's choice of short skirts while hosting the Today Show has led to her legs' being one of the most widely identified aspects of her on-screen persona and the subject of many commentaries and Web sites.[18] On May 12, 2003, Couric guest hosted the late night television show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and gathered 45% more viewers than on normal nights. CNN and the New York Daily News noted that instead of using Leno's regular solid desk, "workers cut away the front of her desk to expose her legs while she interviewed American Idol judge Simon Cowell and Austin Powers star Mike Myers".[19][20] is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, debuting on May 25, 1992. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Simon Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the actor. ...


Other work

In a media crossover to animated film, she was the voice of news-reporter "Katie Current" in the U.S. version of the film Shark Tale. Most foreign versions use a different voice, but she is still credited. She also made a cameo appearance as a prison guard at Georgia State Prison in Austin Powers in Goldmember. She guest-starred as herself on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace in late 2002. On May 12, 2003, she traded places for a day with Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Couric also co-hosted NBC's live coverage of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1991 until 2005. The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. ... Peter Jackson in The Fellowship of the Ring (top), The Two Towers (middle) and The Return of the King (bottom). ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ... “Macys Day Parade” redirects here. ...


Personal life

Couric married Jay Monahan in 1989. Couric had her first daughter, Elinor Tully "Ellie" Monahan, on July 23, 1991; her second daughter, Caroline Couric Monahan, was born on January 5, 1996. Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998 at the age of 42; as a result, Couric is a prominent spokeswoman for colon cancer awareness. She is currently raising her daughters on her own. She underwent a colonoscopy on-air in March 2000, and, according to a study[21] published by Archives of Internal Medicine (July 14, 2003), inspired many others to get checked as well: Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Diagram of the stomach, colon, and rectum Colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Colonoscopy is the minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Katie Couric's televised colon cancer awareness campaign was temporarily associated with an increase in colonoscopy use in 2 different data sets. This illustrates the possibility that an individual can draw attention and support to worthwhile causes.

She also was very active in the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, appearing in some public service announcements and doing voice-overs for several others. Couric is currently a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the United States. “NHL” redirects here. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ... A voice-over is a narration that is played on top of a video segment, usually with the audio for that segment muted or lowered. ... This is a list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. ...


On October 7, 2005, Couric broadcasted her own mammogram on the Today show, in the hopes of recreating the "Couric Effect" around the issue of breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.[22] is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mammography. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Emily Couric, a popular Virginia Democratic state senator and Katie's sister, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 on October 18, 2001, after a battle with the disease. Couric was quite close to her sister and gave a eulogy at the funeral. She pointed out that it irritated Emily when people asked her if she was Katie Couric's sister. Katie told the mourners "I just want you to know I will always be proud to say 'I am Emily Couric's sister.'" Couric has two other siblings, Clara Couric Batchelor and John M. Couric Jr. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumour within the pancreatic gland. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Celebrity news, such as People,[23] reported that Couric dated smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, but they reportedly broke up in February 2005. She was previously and has intermittently been linked with multi-millionaire TV producer Tom Werner, whose home base of California has reportedly proved problematic for the New York-based Couric. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Christopher Botti or Chris Botti (born October 12, 1962) is a trumpeter and composer; born in Portland, Oregon. ... Thomas C. Tom Werner (born April 12, 1950 in New Jersey) is an American television producer and businessman. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... “NY” redirects here. ...


Couric was the honored guest at the 2004 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation fall gala.[24] The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or MMRF is a non-profit organization based in New Canaan, Connecticut dedicated to accelerating the search for a cure of multiple myeloma. ...


Controversies

In March 2007, Couric drew fire from several critics and the American public after an interview with U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth Edwards, which aired on 60 Minutes just days after Elizabeth announced that she had incurable cancer. Critics of the interview assert that Couric crossed the line when she asked a series of questions second-guessing Edwards' decision to continue his presidential campaign.[citation needed] She was also criticized by journalists for repeatedly preceding her questions with phrases such as "some people have said...". [citation needed] Dozens of people chimed in on the CBS News website, with many questioning Couric's right to ask such questions, since she herself kept her job at The Today Show after her husband, Jay, died from cancer in 1998. 60 Minutes producers have defended Couric's interview, saying that she asked the questions people are talking about. The American Cancer Society has reportedly received a handful of calls about the issue.[citation needed] Johnny Reid John Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953), is an American politician who was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ... Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards (born July 3, 1949, in Jacksonville, Florida) is an attorney. ... A weasel word is a word intended to soften the force of a statement and/or make an assertion as though one is just conveying some others opinion. ... The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a medical organization with a corporate attitude in the United States. ...


In April 2007, one of "Katie Couric's Notebook" columns on the CBS News website, a piece about the declining use of libraries, was shown to bear striking resemblances to an article by Wall Street Journal author Jeffrey Zaslow, "Of the Places You'll Go, Is the Library Still One of Them?". In the ensuing controversy, it was revealed that Couric does not generally write these columns, although they often include first-person recounting of supposed events. On April 12, 2007, CBS admitted that her most recent column was indeed plagiarized from a Zaslow article without her knowledge, and that the unidentified producer who provided the material had been fired. The article has since been removed.[25] The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Jeffrey Zaslow is an American journalist and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In another of her April 2007 "Katie Couric's Notebook" columns, she made claims about Barack Obama studying at a "radical madrasa, or Koranic school."[26] After a lot of outrage, the column was later heavily edited to state that the rumours were "later disproved."[27] Originally the comments read: "rumors his campaign denied, declaring that Obama is now a practicing Christian."[28] “Barack” redirects here. ...


In July 2007 New York Magazine published a story by Joe Hagan on the first ten months of her tenure at CBS News. The story quotes Couric as having days when she wonders why she ever decided to take the job at CBS, and reports that she acknowledges having made some mistakes, such as making too many changes too fast. The story also emphasizes that overall Couric still believes that she made the correct decision, and that she still is committed to making the CBS Evening News a success. Couric is described as frustrated that some of her colleagues in the news division have been saying negative things about her to the press, and suggests that two of these have been former CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer, and current 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. Hagan also reported that in June of 2007 Couric slapped one of her editors repeatedly on the arm for inserting the word sputum in a report regarding tuberculosis. Couric had previously told editor Jerry Cipriano not to include the word in her script. "I sort of slapped him around. I got mad at him and said, 'You can’t do this to me. You have to tell me when you’re going to use a word like that." Couric was also quoted as saying that, while aggravated, she has a good relationship with Cipriano. “We did ban the word sputum from all future broadcasts. It became kind of a joke.”[29]CNN reporter Jeanne Moos reported on July 9, 2007 that the reason Couric was irritated was that "sputum" had been inserted into the script after she rehearsed it; reading it for the first time live on air she mispronounced the word. This is the context for her slapping Cipriano on the arm and instructing him to warn her before putting words "like that" (that might be mispronounced) into her script. Moos also demonstrates what the slapping incident looked like (see: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2007/07/09/moos.couric.slap.affl). Headquarters New York magazine is a weekly magazine, founded in 1968, concerned with the life, culture, politics, and style of New York City. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... Lesley R. Stahl (born December 16, 1941, in Lynn, Massachusetts) is an American television journalist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Jeanne Moos is a national news correspondent for CNN. She is based out of the networks studios in New York City. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In the July 22, 2007 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports are saying that CBS News is thinking about replacing Katie Couric after the 2008 Presidential Elections. However CBS has denied these reports. The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Friedman, Roger. "Gibson's 'Passion' in Very 'Select' Theatres", FoxNews.com, February 13, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Ancestry of Katie Couric". About Genealogy: Couric Family Tree. About.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-13.
  3. ^ http://www.powertolearn.com/ask_the_expert/expert_archive/katie_couric.shtml Ask the Expert, retrieved 2007-07-24
  4. ^ Dellinger, Paul. "Radford man makes Katie Couric connection", The Roanoke Times, April 14, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-04-28. 
  5. ^ http://www.powertolearn.com/ask_the_expert/expert_archive/katie_couric.shtml Ask the Expert, retrieved 2007-07-24
  6. ^ http://womendiary.net/2006/04/06/katie-couric-leaving-nbc-for-cbs/
  7. ^ http://www.cbscorporation.com/news/prdetails.php?id=463
  8. ^ Stephen Winzenburg. "Is Couric ready for prime-time TV-news", USA Today, 2006-04-09. 
  9. ^ Florangela Davila. "Can we take Katie Couric as a hard-news journalist?", The Seattle Times, 2006-04-07. 
  10. ^ http://www.accesshollywood.com/television/ah950.shtml
  11. ^ http://www.accesshollywood.com/television/ah950.shtml
  12. ^ "James Horner". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-03-16.
  13. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/arts/entertainment-media-couric.html
  14. ^ Friedman, Jon. "Why Katie Couric is losing momentum", MarketWatch, September 18, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-04-28. 
  15. ^ http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/evening_news_ratings/cbs_trailing_abc_by_1_million__45060.asp
  16. ^ Shister, Gail. "New producer brought in for 'CBS Evening News'", Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2007.
  17. ^ Nielson Media ratings issued Tuesday 5/8/2007.
  18. ^ http://www.tunc.biz/Couric's_Crossed_Legs.htm
  19. ^ "Live from the Headlines: Interview with Andy Borowitz" (transcript), CNN.com, May 13, 2003. Retrieved on 2007-04-13. 
  20. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/v-pfriendly/story/83377p-76275c.html
  21. ^ http://ibscrohns.about.com/cs/colorecalcancer/a/katiecouric.htm
  22. ^ http://nbcumv.com/release_detail.nbc/news-20051006000000-moreonquottoday.html
  23. ^ http://people.aol.com/people/articles/0,19736,768761,00.html
  24. ^ http://www.multiplemyeloma.org/events/8.06.20.html
  25. ^ Roberts, Johnnie L.. "Couric's Contretemps", Newsweek/MSNBC.com, April 10, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-13. 
  26. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2007/04/11/couricandco/entry2673784.shtml
  27. ^ http://mediamatters.org/items/200704130003
  28. ^ http://digg.com/politics/Katie_Couric_Repeats_Lies_and_Smears_Obama_Video
  29. ^ Joe Hagan, Alas, Poor Couric, New York Magazine, July 2007.

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Preceded by
Deborah Norville
Today Co-Anchor
April 5, 1991May 31, 2006
Succeeded by
Meredith Vieira
Preceded by
Bob Schieffer (interim)
CBS Evening News anchor
September 5, 2006–present
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