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Katie Couric Height 5'2" Born January 7 1957 in Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Katie Couric: Spouse Jay Monahan (24
January 1989 - 24 January 1998) (his death) 2 children
Her older sister, Senator Emily Couric (Virginia), was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2000. She died on October 18, 2001.
Daughters: Ellie (b. 1991), Caroline (b. 1995)
CNN president, Reese Schoenfeld, banned Couric from the air after hearing her high-pitched, squeaky voice.
Graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia in 1975.
High school cheerleader.
Graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979.
Named one of People Magazine's '25 Most Intriguing People of 2001'.
Aunt of Jeff Wadlow.
Member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
In May 2003, Jay Leno hosted NBC's morning talk show "Today" (1952) Show. In a May sweeps promotion, "Today" (1952) host Katie Couric, in turn, hosted "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992).
Read poetry aloud at the bedside of her friend, Jenifer Estess as Jenifer battled with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease). Jenifer died of the disease on December 16, 2003.
After 15 years of co-hosting NBC's "Today" (1952), she announced that she will be leaving NBC to accept a position at CBS. She will become the first solo woman anchor of a nightly news program in September 2006 when she starts her new job at CBS.
After her late husband, Jay Monahan, died from colon cancer in 1998, Katie was continually raising awareness of colon cancer and did a live colonoscopy on NBC's "Today" (1952) in 2000.
In June 2006 she bought a $6.3 million Posh Hamptons Pad. She also owns a $3.2 million Manhattan apartment and a weekend getaway in upstate Lithgow, New York.
She drew high ratings when 8.4 million people tuned in to watch her farewell episode on NBC's "Today" (1952).
Seventh cousin of Lance Armstrong, Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff.
Daughter of John Martin Couric, Jr. and wife Elinor Tullie.
"I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!"
"Today" (1952) $14,000,000 (annually from 2002 till 2006)
Where Are They Now
(2007) Release of the book, "Katie: The Real Story" by Edward Klein.
(2000) Release of her book, "The Brand New Kid".
(2001) Release of the book, "Katie Couric" by Sherry Beck Paprocki.
(2004) Release of her book, "The Blue Ribbon Day".
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