‘Katie’ anchor on raising awareness and funds for much-needed, life-saving research
About Katie Couric
Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.
Beginning in September 2012, she will host a new syndicated daytime daily talk show, Katie. Couric joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in summer 2011 and serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week, and primetime news specials.
In September 2006, Couric joined CBS News and became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. On May 31, 2006, Couric completed a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC News' "Today Show."
Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff, and co-founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.
Born in Arlington, VA, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia. She lives in New York with her two daughters.