Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, author of the best-selling book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives, and popular TV personality. She also writes a monthly column for Glamour magazine, which features an interview with a dynamic female role model every month, and is active on Twitter, @katiecouric. Couric served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, a 60 Minutes correspondent and anchor of CBS News primetime specials for the past 5 years.
During the last four and a half years, Couric has reported on and anchored newscasts and broadcasts for some of the biggest domestic and international stories and has conducted numerous exclusive newsmaker interviews including the historic 2008 Presidential election. Couric has been honored with many awards including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in both 2008 and 2009, Walter Cronkite Award for Special Achievement for “National Impact on the 2008 Campaign,” the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media, and the Alfred I. duPont Award for political reporting for her 2008 interviews with Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Couric also conducted two special series of in-depth and incisive interviews during the Presidential campaign for the CBS Evening News series “Primary Questions” and “Presidential Questions.”
Couric has developed several online content initiatives including her notebook and YouTube channel, among others. Couric is also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer, and in March 2000, Couric launched the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lilly Tartikoff to fund cutting-edge research in colorectal cancer and generate awareness about the life-saving value of screening.
Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a focus on American studies.