Katie Couric

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  • A Star is Born

    A Star is Born
    Elinor Tullie and John Martin Couric Jr welcome a baby girl into the world. Katie Couric was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia.
  • News Roots

    News Roots
    Katie Couric got her first job in 1979 in Washington D.C. working for ABC news.

    "I began my career as a desk assistant in 1979," says Couric
  • Stint with CNN

    Stint with CNN
    Katie test the news waters with one of the biggest news chains in this country, CNN. After a shot at achoring a newscast, one of the CNN executives quote, "never want to see her on air again." Little did they know she would later become one of the most coveted news anchors in the world.
  • Today Show Era

    Today Show Era
    Katie Couric hosts the Today Show for the first time as the new permanent co-host. She startede guest co-hosting filling in for Deborah Norville, while she is on maternity leave. She is later promoted to permanently host the program with Tom Brokaw.
  • First Daughter

    First Daughter
    Katie's first daughter, Elinor, is born and in 1996 she and her late husband gave birth to her second daughter.
  • Beloved Husband Gone Too Soon

    Beloved Husband Gone Too Soon
    jay Monahan Center Katie's husband, Jay Monahan, losses his long and hard battle to cancer. the two married in 1989 and had two daughters together. Jay was a longtime legal analyst for NBC News. He now has a medical center, the Jay Monahan Center, named after him.
    "Nothing really matters except your family and friends."
    -Jay Monahan
  • First Children's Book

    First Children's Book
    Katie publishes her first of two children's books and it quickly rises on the New York Time's best seller list where it stays for three straight weks.
  • On-Air Colonoscopy

    On-Air Colonoscopy
    katie current undergoes and on-air colonoscaopy to riase awarness about colon cancer. It was filmed for and aired on the Today Show. This followed a televised campaign started by Couric. As an effect, the number of colonoscapys in the Uinted States increased. This became known as the "Kaite effect." Years later, her CBS co-worker harry Smith also had an on-air colonoscopy with the help and support of Couric.
  • Sister's Tragic End

    Sister's Tragic End
    Emily Couric Cancer Center Katie's sister,Emily, a United States senator, died of pancreatic cancer. Couric gave a eulogy at the funeral stated that she was honored to be the sibling of such a great woman. Her sister's early passing further contributed to Katie's fight against cancer. Emily now has a cancer center in Virginia named after her.
  • Growing Career with NBC

    Growing Career with NBC
    Katie signs a four and a half year contract with NBCand becomes the highest paid television personality. She now hosts the Today show and has the freedom to expand and host other NBC produced shows.
  • CBS Evening News Anchor

    CBS Evening News Anchor
    History is made when, Katie Couirc become the first solo female anchor for any evening newscast in the United States. Katie Couric becomes the first women to anchor the CBS evening news. 13.5 million people tuned in. It was the highest watched newscast of the night. However, ratings quickly declined.
  • Katie Couric as an Author

    Katie Couric as an Author
    This is Katie Courics first non- children's book. It's a series of essays written by previous co-workers, friends and other important public figures. The collection includes writings that were addressed to her over the previous year. All the proceeds from the book will go to Scholarship America organization.
  • Final Broadcast

    Final Broadcast
    Katie Couric says farewell to the anchor desk and signed off one last time that evening.
  • Jumping Into the Talk Show Business

    Jumping Into the Talk Show Business
    Katie Couric announces she will return to her broadcast roots to host a talk show for ABC called Katie. It is set to premiere on September 6, 2012
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