Couric, Katie (1957–)

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Couric, Katie (1957–)

American tv journalist and host. Born Katherine Anne Couric, Jan 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia; dau. of Elinor and John Couric (journalist); sister of Emily Couric (Virginia state senator, died Nov 2001); graduate of University of Virginia, 1979; m. Jay Monahan (tv legal commentator), 1989 (died Jan 24, 1998); children: 2 daughters, Ellie (b. 1991), Caroline (b. 1995).

Popular news anchor, began career as a desk assistant for ABC news bureau in Washington DC (1979); joined CNN as an assignment editor (1980), becoming the producer of "Take Two"; worked at WTVJ in Miami for 3 years; joined NBC news (1989); won Emmy while working as a reporter for NBC's local station in Washington, DC (1990); joined NBC's "Today" as its 1st national correspondent (June 1990), becoming coanchor (April 5, 1991); also a contributing anchor for "Dateline NBC."

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