Bon January 7, 1957 as Katherine Anne Couric in Arlington, Virginia the producer and new personality is best known for her part on Dateline NBC, 60 Minutes, the Macy‰Ûªs Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Today Show. Couric Graduated Yorktown High in Arlington, VA in 1975 where she was high school cheerleader and intern at Washington D.C. all-news radio WAVA. åÊCouric attended college at University of Virginia. åÊWhile at UVA she held several positions at the award-winning daily newspaper,åÊThe Cavalier Daily.åÊåÊShe was also chosen to be a Senior Resident ofåÊThe Lawn. åÊKatie’s father John was a pr executive and news editor at the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and United Press in Washington D.C. åÊThe newswoman’s grandparents on her mothers side were Jewish immigrants from Germany and on her father’s side, Couric traced her ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the United States and became a cotton broker.
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2. Income & Salary
Couric began her career at ABC in 1979 later joining CNN as an assignment editor. åÊIn 1989 she became a Pentagon Correspondent for NBC. åÊWhile at NBC she filled in as host ofåÊThe Today Show. åÊIn 1991 she became a permanent host while filling in for Deborah Norville who went on maternity leave and never returned. åÊAlso while at NBC, Couric filled in occasionally for Tom Brokaw on the Nightly News. åÊCouric made big headliens and garnered high ratings during her farewell episode when she announced she would leave the “Today” for a position at CBS as a the first solo woman anchor of CBS Nightly NewsåÊprevious home of renowned Walter Cronkite. åÊIn 2011 she joined ABC News meaning that at one time or another Couric has been a host on all three television networks. åÊIn 2013 she was also picked up by Yahoo! (an affiliate of ABC News).
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Couric has an esimated net worth of over $60 million. åÊThe News woman was paid an annual salary of $14 million for several years for her part onåÊThe Today ShowåÊ She received $15 million per year from 2006 to 2011 for hosting the CBS Evening News. åÊIn 2011 she signed a $40 million per year contract to doåÊKatieåÊa day time talk show. åÊCouric has an apartment in Manhattan as well as homes in the Hamptons and upstate New York. åÊCouric’s $3.2 million Manhattan apartment is a pre-war duplex with a two-story living room featuring floor-to-ceiling living-room windows that look out into a courtyard and across at a huge NYC high-rise. åÊCouric’s Hamptons home is 7,000 and square feet and was purchased for $6.3 million. åÊIt has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, and is five blocks from the beach. åÊThe house also featuers a tennis court, a pergola, a detached garage, and a detached pool house. åÊCouric added a vegetable garden and grows her own herbs. åÊCouric has released several books includingåÊ‰ÛThe Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives‰Û NYT best-seller. åÊCouric announced the release of her book “Fed Up” in May 2014.