- Full Name: Katherine Anne Couric
- Born: 01/07/1957
- Place of Birth: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Occupation: Journalist, TV Anchor, Producer, Author
- Marital Status: Married
Katie Couric Net Worth History:
In 1988, Katie Couric accepted a reporting job at the Pentagon for the NBC News Washington Bureau. She remained at this post for three years. In the summer of 1998, she further signed a four-year contract extension with NBC for $28 million, which elevated hHer $7 million yearly salary elevated her into the ranks of the top personalities in TV news, including Diane Sawyer, Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. In early 1991, she was chosen to fill in as co-anchor of the Today program, with Bryant Gumbel because Deborah Norville was on maternity leave. In April of the same year, NBC hired Katie to replace Ms. Norville. In mid 1993, Ms. Couric also co-hosted “Now” a newsmagazine with Tom Brokaw. Now evolved into Dateline, with Katie continuing in her Today anchor spot with great success. In 2002, Katie Couric signed a new contract with NBC for $65 million over 4.5 years. This contract made Ms. Couric the highest paid TV personality. After 15 years with the Today show, she accepted the anchor position for CBS Evening News. At the same time, Ms. Couric was also a contributing anchor to 60 Minutes and CBS news specials. In 2006, she became the evening news anchor for CBS and as a result, the show brought in the highest ratings since 1998. In 2012, she became the host of a new ABC show entitled “Katie.” The program did not last long. In 2014, Katie Couric decided to make a news casting change and she switched to online news for Yahoo.com. Ms. Couric’s net worth is a result of her work in journalism from 1988 to the present and her guest host work on 20/20, Nightline, and This Week. Katie Couric also wrote three New York Times bestselling book, entitled “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives. In 2000, she published a children’s book, “The Brand New Kid,” which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for three weeks. In 2004, she wrote another bestseller book, entitled “Blue Ribbon Day in 2004.”
About Katie Couric:
Katie Couric was the youngest of four children of John and Elinor. John was a journalist and public relations executive and Elinor was a homemaker. Katie Couric graduated in 1979 from the University of Virginia with a degree in American Studies. After college, she moved to Washington, DC to begin a career in television news reporting. Her first job was at the ABC news station as a desk assistant, working for Sam Donaldson and many other notable anchormen. Sometime later, she began working at the Cable News Network and remained there for seven years as a producer and on-air reporter. In 1987, she moved back to Washington, DC to accept a job at an NBC affiliate station.
In 1988, Katie Couric met Jay Monahan an accomplished lawyer and 1989 they were married. She remained married to him until his death from colon cancer in 1998. They have two daughters. Ms. Couric began an aggressive campaign to find a cure, which led her to undergo an on air colonoscopy. By the end of the year 2000, Katie Couric had rasied more than $10 million. Eventually, Ms. Couric began dating again and in 2012 she went public about her relationship with John Molner, a successful financier and in 2014, they were married in East Hampton, New York.
For her hard work, Katie Couric has received many outstanding awards, since 1997: Gracie Allen Awards; New York Emmy Awards; New York Women in Film and Television awards; News and Documentary Emmy Awards; Online Film and Television Association awards; Peoples Choice Awards; TV Guide Awards; Edward R. Murrow Awards; CableAce Awards; Daytime Emmy Awards; and most recently, the 2014 Women’s Media Awards.