Award-winning journalist and tireless cancer advocate was the first female to solely anchor a nightly network news program. Katie Couric sheds light on the hard hitting—and hopeful—stories making news worldwide.
Driven by professional integrity and the human need to connect, Katie Couric brings compassion and understanding to overwhelming and complex stories. 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. Formerly global anchor for Yahoo News, Couric also served as executive producer and narrator for her documentary, Fed Up, which tackles obesity in America and the truth behind one of the greatest health crises of our time. Couric previously worked with the Disney/ABC Television Group (2011 to 2014) serving as a special correspondent for ABC News and hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, Katie (2012 -2014).
In September 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. Couric served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric until May 2011. She also was a contributor to 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS News primetime specials. On May 31, 2006, Couric completed a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY show. In 2009, she was named as one of the most influential women in media by Forbes magazine and was awarded the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. In October 2011, The Wall Street Journal called Couric of the "most successful anchors ever" at the TODAY show.
Couric is a tireless cancer advocate. She is 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 founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.
Couric is an executive producer of Under the Gun, (January 2016), a documentary that takes a comprehensive look at one of the most polarizing issues in our country today.