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Introduction About Katie Couric
Everyone has the power to change the world when a chance and power are bestowed upon them. Take an example of a single and widowed mother, she wakes up and hustles daily to earn money for bread, clothes, and shelter for her children.
Life had surely been challenging for single mothers to serve the role of both father and mother. To manage their career, take care of children, and be successful, Katie Couric, the prominent news presenter, who ruled over global media for decades, did this job with grace and emerged as a victor.
Net Worth & Salary of Katie Couric in 2022
The net worth of Mrs. Katie Couric is approximately around 100M U.S.D. Her yearly salary is around $10M.
She owns a Katie Couric Media House and has a glorious career of 40 years in the media industry. Her main sources of income are made during her lifetime.
Age, Early Life & Biography of Katie Couric
As of 2022, her age is 65 years old.
Katie Couric’s full name is Katherine Anne Couric, was born in Arlington, Virginia. Her parents were Elinor Tullie and John Martin Couric, Jr. Her father worked as a public relations executive and a news editor at media outlets like United Press and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Washington D.C Her mother was a homemaker but she worked as a writer whenever she got some time in her hand. She had one brother and two sisters.
Her mother was the daughter of Jewish emigrants from Germany and was later converted to Presbyterianism just before her marriage. Her father has a mixed European ancestry of French, Scottish, English, and German. Tracing back to history, a French orphan, one of her ancestors, immigrated to the U.S in the 19th century and settled down as a broker for an apparel company.
She did her schooling at Arlington Public School, Jamestown Elementary School, and Williamsburg Middle School. She did her high school education at Yorktown High School. She worked as a cheerleader and interned at WAVA, an all-news radio station during her time in high school. She was enrolled in the University of Virginia for American Studies. She graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree.
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Personal Life of Katie Couric
She was married to Jay Monahan in 1989. She met her husband while working as a news correspondent. He worked as an attorney. The couple had two daughters together. Their first daughter Elinor was born on July 23, 1991, and the youngest one named Caroline was born on January 5, 1996.
Sadly, Jay Monahan didn’t have a long life to live and lost his life to colorectal cancer at the age of 42 in 1998. This deeply affected Katie and was left with two young children of age 6 and 2 to raise on her own. It was a challenge on its own to play the role of both parents to her children but she eventually did her job as a wonderful single mother.
In September, she got engaged to John Molner, a financier whom she met two years ago through a mutual friend. After dating, they tied the knot on June 21, 2014, in a small and private ceremony.
Career of Katie Couric
During her college years, along with her studies, she took part in a lot of journalism events and worked actively in the field of journalism. She worked in various positions at The Cavalier Daily, one of the popular and award-winning newspapers.
She began her broadcast career as a desk assistant job at ABC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. in 1979. Slowly but steadily she began to climb ranks from a desk job to a presenter on various news channels with her hard work and effort.
She worked in various positions be it odd or good which included the roles of political correspondent, assistant producer, assistant editor, etc for CNN over a decade she worked in the NBC subsidiaries for a decade. She finally joined as deputy Pentagon reporter at the main NBC headquarters.
She was NBC’s first national correspondent. She filled in presenter roles for various famous personalities like Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, and Deborah Norville between 1998-1991.
In 1991 she joined Today as a national political correspondent, and substitute co-host for Norville when she was on maternity leave and became the permanent co-anchor on April 5, 1991, since Norville was unable to resume her job.
She has worked as a presenter for various important events which made their mark on history. Some of the events are the Olympics, she acted as a host of the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 15 years and covered many important events including news coverage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding, 2006 midterm elections, 2008 Presidential election, and conventions.
She had interviewed many political personalities, business executives, presidents, and celebrities. A few of the known personalities are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W Bush, Laura Bush, and J.K Rowling.
After her first husband’s death and younger sister Emily Couric’s death of cancer, she became a spokeswoman for cancer awareness. She went to ABC, CBS & NBC, the major television network to promote Stand Up to Cancer and raise cancer awareness among the masses after losing her near ones to cancer.
When Couric was hosting 60 Minutes, her salary used to be around $15 million per year, the highest-paid journalist in the world which is what Barbara Walters’ earned at ABC.
From 2014 to 2017, she served as the global anchor for Yahoo news and left to open her own media house with her 2nd husband.
Awards & Achievements of Katie Couric
Katie Couric has won many awards and accolades over the past few decades for television reporting throughout her career. One of the major and prestigious awards is ‘Peabody Award’ for her series ‘Confronting Colon Cancer’ in 2001-2002.
Her flawless anchoring had scored her the nominations for Emmy Awards multiple times. She had won Emmy Awards 7 times in the early years of her career.
Major Investments and Assets of Katie Couric
After losing her kins to cancer, she became a public leader in the fight against the country’s second-largest cancer killer. She launched the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) and co-founded the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an organization that successfully raised nearly $200 million in funds to treat cancer patients quickly.
Couric sold her Park Avenue apartment which she bought in 1998, where she raised her daughters for $8.25 million in 2016. Katie and John Molner, her current husband, bought a $12.2 million condo on New York City’s Upper West Side in March 2016.
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This video features Katie Couric promoting “Going There”, a memoir she wrote for her children about their deceased father and her life experiences.
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