Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, documentary film producer and The New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.
In November 2013, Couric joined Yahoo as Global Anchor, where she will help develop Yahoo News’ coverage, report on live events, and anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers.
Couric is an executive producer and narrator of Fed Up, a documentary about the alarming spread of childhood obesity, which was released in spring 2014.
From 2012-2014, she was the host of Katie, a daily syndicated daytime talk show that premiered in September 2012 and has also served as a special correspondent for ABC News.
In September 2006, Couric joined CBS News and became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast after her 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today show.
Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff, and co-founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. Stand Up To Cancer has raised $280 million to fund scientific dream teams that tackle myriad of cancers in collaborative and innovative ways.
Born in Arlington, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.