Katie Couric

Katie Couric

is an American journalist who became well-known as co-host of NBC's Today
Katie Couric has been co-anchor of Today since April 5, 1991. She joined the program in June 1990 as its first national correspondent and then served as substitute co-anchor from February 1991 until becoming permanent co-anchor. She is also a contributing anchor for Dateline NBC.Since joining NBC News in July 1989 as deputy Pentagon correspondent, Couric has interviewed a panoply of world leaders, national political figures, writers, actors and pop culture icons. Some of her groundbreaking political interviews throughout her career range from George Bush Sr. to current president George W. Bush and every presidential candidate in between. During a tour of the White House on its 200th anniversary by First Lady Barbara Bush in 1993, Couric conducted a newsmaking impromptu twenty-minute interview with then President Bush. In her first television interview, Hillary Clinton spoke with Couric in a one-hour prime time special. Couric’s interview of first lady Laura Bush prior to the inauguration in 2001 also made headlines.More recently, Tricia Meili, widely known as the Central Park Jogger, shared her story of recovery and survival with Couric in an exclusive interview “A Katie Couric Exclusive: The Central Park Jogger.” In January of this year Couric traveled to Saudi Arabia for an exclusive interview with the Saudi crown prince as world attention focused on the region. She conducted the final television interview with John Kennedy, Jr., prior to his death in July 2000, and in a five-part morning-show exclusive interview, she spoke with John and Patsy Ramsey about the highly publicized death of their daughter, JonBenet. Couric anchored two days of live coverage from Littleton, Colo., following the shooting rampage at Columbine High School in April 1999. Her critically acclaimed interview with the father of one of the victims and the brother of another made national headlines. She continued her coverage of the tragedy the following week with an in-depth interview at the White House with President Clinton, focusing on gun control and youth violence. In an exclusive television interview for Dateline in February of that same year, Couric spoke with the parents of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student at the University of Wyoming who was the victim of a nationally publicized hate-crime incident.From 1987 to 1989, Couric was a general-assignment reporter at WRC-TV, the NBC Television Station in Washington, D.C. While there, she won an Emmy and an Associated Press Award for her work. From 1984 to 1986, she was a general-assignment reporter at WTVJ in Miami. She began her career as a desk assistant for the ABC News bureau in her native Washington, D.C., in 1979. In 1980, she joined CNN as an assignment editor. She moved to Atlanta as an associate producer and later became the producer of a two-hour news and information program. She eventually became a political correspondent.In May 2001, Couric was honored with a prestigious George Foster Peabody award for her series “Confronting Colon Cancer,” which aired on “Today” in March 2000. As a part of the series, she underwent a colonoscopy on camera, in an effort to demystify the exam for the viewers. She has also won six Emmys, a National Headliner Award, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, an Associated Press Award, a Matrix Award, a Gracie Allen Award, and named the 2002 “Wow Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine. Her piece on colon cancer also contributed to NBC News’ 2001 Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence for the news department.Source: primetimetv.about.com
It's these parallel universes when someone you love is sick. Your world is this completely foreign place involving radiation and tumor markers. Outside, people are buying sweaters.More Katie Couric quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching, to see the people with their signs and waving, but there's something that's very inclusive about it.More Katie Couric quotes [10/06/2011 03:10:42]
Oftentimes Westerners don't really understand fully the values of this particular culture. And I think the jury is still out as to whether democracy can really thrive in Iraq.More Katie Couric quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You've got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it.More Katie Couric quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth.More Katie Couric quotes [10/06/2011 03:10:11]

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