Get to Know Katie Couric

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, New York Times best-selling author and the Global Anchor for Yahoo News. After co-anchoring NBC’s Today Show for 15 years, Couric joined CBS News in September 2006, becoming the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. She joined Yahoo as Global Anchor in November 2013, where she helps develop Yahoo News’ coverage, report on live events, and anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers. Couric is also an executive producer and narrator of Fed Up, a documentary about the alarming spread of childhood obesity that was released in 2014. 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, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English and a focus on American Studies. She lives in New York with her husband, John Molner.