Even though the show was behind “ABC World News” and “NBC Nightly News”, it still brought Couric an Edward R. Overall during her career, Katie Couric has contributed to a number of TV news shows, including “60 minutes”, “CBS Reports”, and “Sarah Palin interviews with Katie Couric”, which brought her a Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence.
Since then, Couric has actively participated in charity events, in particular becoming a spokeswoman for colon cancer awareness.
Couric is also active in National Hockey League’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” campaign, as well as National Parkinson Foundation’s campaign to raise awareness of a Parkinson’s disease. Rick Kaplan, Ward Sloane, Katie Boyle, Chris Dinan, Kim Godwin, Bill Piersol, Mandy Clark, Lara Logan, David Martin, Terry Mc Carthy, Chip Reid, Richard Roth, Mark Strassmann, Lori Beecher, Guy Campanile, Andrew Clarke, Lynne Edwards, Joseph Frandino, Rob Hendin, Mark Hooper, Randall Joyce, Matthew Lombardi, Tony Maciulis, Max Mc Clellan, Andres Triay, Ashley Velie, Mary Walsh, Kristina Weischadle, Andy Wolff, Jennifer Yuille After 15 years of co-hosting NBC's Today (1952), she announced that she will be leaving NBC to accept a position at CBS.
She will become the first solo woman anchor of a nightly news program in September 2006 when she starts her new job at CBS.[on the role of anchors in frontline battle situations] It's a very hard balance because there are stories that warrant the anchors being there, but you also have to be cognizant that it is not as window-dressing.
Katherine Anne Couric was born on 7 January 1957, in Arlington, Virginia USA, of German-Jewish (mother) and French (father) descent, and is an American journalist, TV anchor, author, television producer and actress, perhaps best know now as Yahoo global news anchor. Sources estimate that Katie’s net worth is over $55 million; she has gathered the majority of her wealth from her profitable career in the entertainment industry with memorable appearances as an anchor in “Good Morning America”, “ABC World News”, “The Today Show” and “CBS Evening News”, since beginning her television career in 1979.
Katie was educated at Yorktown High School, and during her later teens gained experience at radio station WAVA in Washington DC, before graduating from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in American Studies.
She first worked for ABC in Washingto DC, before joining CNN as a reporter and news editor.In 1989, Couric joined NBC News and until 1991 worked as an anchor substitute and filled in for Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, John Palmer and Mary Alice Williams.Couric’s public recognition began in 1991 with her joining the morning television show “Today” as a national political correspondent, and later becoming a permanent co-anchor.Several years later Katie Couric became a co-anchor of the weekly TV news magazine entitled “Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric”, which was then merged into the “Dateline NBC” show. Such public exposure significantly contributed to Katie Couric’s net worth at the time.These roles added significantly to Katie’s net worth. In 2006, however, Couric decided to leave the “Today” show, and instead joined “CBS Evening News”.In the early 2000s, Couric appeared in various TV specials including “Harry Potter: Behind the Magic”, co-hosted opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, and interviewed a number of famous people such as Jimmy Carter, George W. She then became a managing editor and an anchor of “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric”.