Katie Couric

Katie Couric

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1957-01-07 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Arlington, Virginia

20 Movies · 25 TV shows

Biography

Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. She is founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. She also publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call. From 2013 to 2017, she was Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host at all of the Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career she was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014.In addition to her roles in television news, Couric hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television from September 10, 2012, to June 9, 2014. Some of her most important presenting roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. She also reported for nearly every television news broadcast across ABC, CBS, and NBC. Couric's 2011 book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times best-seller. In 2004, Couric was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

Personal Life

Couric married attorney John Paul "Jay" Monahan III in 1989. She gave birth to their first daughter, Elinor Tully "Ellie" Monahan, in Washington, D.C., on July 23, 1991; their second daughter, Caroline "Carrie" was born in New York City in 1996. Her husband died of colorectal cancer in 1998 at the age of 42. Couric then became a spokeswoman for colon cancer awareness. She underwent a colonoscopy on-air in March 2000, and, according to a study published in 2003 in Archives of Internal Medicine, may have inspired many others to get checked as well: "Katie Couric's televised colon cancer awareness campaign was temporarily associated with an increase in colonoscopy use in two different data sets. This illustrates the possibility that a well-known individual can draw attention and support to worthwhile causes."On October 7, 2005, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Couric broadcast her own mammogram on the Today show, in the hopes of recreating the "Couric Effect" around the issue of breast cancer.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.Her sister Emily Couric, a Virginia Democratic state senator, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 on October 18, 2001. Couric gave a eulogy at the funeral. She pointed out that it irritated Emily when people asked her if she was Katie Couric's sister. She 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.Couric was the honored guest at the 2004 Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation fall gala. As the Guest of Honor for the inaugural American Cancer Society Discovery Ball, Couric was recognized for her leadership in increasing cancer awareness and screening. In 2011, Couric became the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation's Moving Day campaign, a grassroots campaign to spotlight Parkinson's disease awareness on a national level. Couric's father died in 2011 at age 90 from complications due to Parkinson's disease.In 2010, Couric attended a dinner party at the house of convicted sex offender socialite Jeffrey Epstein alongside Chelsea Handler, Woody Allen, Charlie Rose, Prince Andrew, Eva Andersson-Dubin and George Stephanopoulos. The party was reportedly Couric's only encounter with Epstein.In September 2013, she became engaged to financier John Molner after a two-year relationship. Couric married Molner in a small, private ceremony at her home in The Hamptons on June 21, 2014. The two star in the online cooking series Full Plate with Katie & John, appearing on the Sur La Table website.During the January 15, 2021 appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Couric revealed that she is distantly related to William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States.

Early Life

Katherine Anne Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Elinor Tullie (née Hene), a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric (who had French ancestry), a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Her mother was Jewish, though Couric herself was raised in her father's Presbyterian faith. In a report for Today, she traced her patrilineal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century and became a broker in the cotton business.Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School and was a cheerleader. As a high school student, she was an intern at Washington, D.C. all-news radio station WAVA. She enrolled at her father's alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 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 fourth year at UVA, Couric was chosen to live as Senior Resident (SR) of The Lawn, the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village. She graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in American Studies.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Rulon Gardner Won't Die

Rulon Gardner Won't Die

2021
The astonishing true story of Rulon Gardner, a dairy farmer from Wyoming who shocked the world at the Sydney Olympics, overcoming 2000 to 1 odds by defeating a Russian wrestler who hadn't lost a singl...

2020.

1 Movie
Frontline: America's Great Divide

Frontline: America's Great Divide

2020
From the time of Barack Obama to the time of Donald Trump, there has been a growing divide in America.

2019.

2 TV shows
TV
The Boys

The Boys

6.65
2019
A group of people known as the "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheros with no more than a willingness to fight dirty and blue-collar work ethic.
TV
Unbelievable

Unbelievable

6.13
2019
A teenager is charged with lying about her rape allegation, but two determined female detectives discover a much more sinister truth.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
America Inside Out with Katie Couric

America Inside Out with Katie Couric

2018
You can follow along with her as she travels the country to sit down with the people shaping the most pivotal, evolving, contentious and often confusing topics in American culture.

2017.

2 Movies
9/11

9/11

2017
A group of people are trapped in an elevator. They are trying to escape before something terrible happens.
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric

2017
Couric travels across the U.S. To discuss the issue of gender with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families.

2016.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in the present and past times are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than ...
Crazy About Tiffany's

Crazy About Tiffany's

2016
The most famous luxury jeweler in the world has a rare glimpse. Tiffany & Co has a history of creating things. It is unveiled for the first time.
Under the Gun

Under the Gun

2016
A look at the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 children were murdered at school by a crazed gunman, but lead to no changes in American gun laws.
Zoolander 2

Zoolander 2

7.5
2016
When an opposing company tries to take them out of the business, they are modelling again.
Sully

Sully

5.89
2016
On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 ...
True Memoirs of an International Assassin

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

2016
After a publisher changes a writer's debut novel about a deadly assassin from fiction to nonfiction, the author finds himself thrust into the world of his lead character, and needs to take on the role...
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

2016
The film allows us to see Zappa's changing relationship with audiences through his public persona. We are immersed into the musician's world while experiencing two distinct aspects of his complex char...

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

2015
Neil deGrasse Tyson brings together celebrities, scientists and comedians to explore a variety of cosmic topics and collide pop culture with science in a way that late-night television has never seen ...
TV
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

9
2015
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
The Making of Trump

The Making of Trump

2015
As every day of Donald Trump's presidential campaign seemingly generates new headlines, this two-hour special examines the increasingly polarizing candidate's past. Included is rarely seen footage fro...

2014.

2 Movies
Fed Up

Fed Up

2014
A 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S., blew the lid off everything we knew about food and weight loss. The government caused one of the largest health epidemics in history.
Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate

Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate

2014
A peep behind the scenes of the golden era of Hollywood to discover exactly how and why Katharine Hepburn became one of the most famous actresses in the glamorous world of cinema.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Makers: Women Who Make America

Makers: Women Who Make America

2013
The story of the modern American women’s movement and its impact on work fields once largely closed to women.

2012.

1 TV show
TV
Katie

Katie

2012
Katie is a syndicated talk show co-owned and hosted by ABC News correspondent and former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, co-produced in the first half of season one by CZ Productions and Times S...

2011.

2 Movies
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving

2011
An intimate look inside the private life of award-winning artist Lady Gaga as she performs eight songs in front of a small audience filled with her close friends and family.
Miss Representation

Miss Representation

2011
According to the film MISS REPRESENTATION, American youth are being sold the idea that women and girls' value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. The film challenges the under-representation of...

2010.

1 Movie
Sesame Street: When Families Grieve

Sesame Street: When Families Grieve

2010
Presents families' personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Right America:  Feeling Wronged

Right America: Feeling Wronged

2009
HBO documentary about interviews with conservatives in America regarding their opinion about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and election.
TV
Glee

Glee

6.58
2009
In this musical comedy, optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up to Cancer

2008
A biennial charity telethon brings together all the networks and the biggest stars in entertainment for one night of music, laughter, and inspiration. The aim is to raise significant funds for cancer ...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
Web Junk 20

Web Junk 20

2006
Web Junk 20 is an American television program in which Vh1 and iFilm collaborate to highlight the funniest and most interesting clips from the internet that week. The show is hosted by a comedian. The...

2005.

1 TV show
TV
The Reichen Show

The Reichen Show

2005
There is a list of celebrity interviews.

2004.

1 Movie
Shark Tale

Shark Tale

6.44
2004
Oscar is a small fish that gets into trouble because of his big ambitions. No sea creature would guess that he is a vegetarian. Oscar becomes a hero when he befriends someone.

2003.

1 TV show
TV
Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

6
2003
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on the show hosted by Bill Maher.

2002.

1 Movie
Austin Powers in Goldmember

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.8
2002
The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight. It is evil. Mini-Me is a clone of a doctor. Austin's dad and girlfriend were with him.

1999.

2 TV shows
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
TV
The Early Show

The Early Show

1999
The Early Show is an American morning television show which was broadcast by CBS from New York City from 1999 to 2012. The program aired live from 7 to 9 a.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday in the...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1996.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures are the subjects of a documentary series on E! salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders a...
Sesame Street: Learning to Share

Sesame Street: Learning to Share

1996
Like most kids, Elmo sometimes had trouble taking turns and sharing his toys. Even with his best friend Zoe. With a little help from Sesame Street favorites Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar, and sp...

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
Murphy Brown

Murphy Brown

6
1988
Murphy Brown is a recovering alcoholic who returns to the fictional newsmagazine FYI for the first time after a stay at the Betty Ford Clinic residential treatment center. She is over 40 and single. S...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Jeopardy!

Jeopardy!

8
1984
America's favorite quiz show where contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.

1968.

1 TV show
TV
60 Minutes

60 Minutes

6
1968
America's popular television News magazine in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contributes segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

1927.

1 TV show
TV
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

1927
The U.S presents the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macy's is a chain store. America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit is the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States. The Macy's event i...
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