Katie Couric

Journalist and cancer advocate

Katie Couric (@katiecouric), Yahoo Global News Anchor, is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, cancer advocate, documentary film producer and New York Times best-selling author of "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives." Couric joined Yahoo in 2014 as the Global News Anchor, where she reports on live world events, conducts groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers and cultural figures, and examines the important issues of our time. Couric created an independent production company, Katie Couric Media in the spring of 2015 and is actively involved in a number of scripted and unscripted projects including the cooking web series "Full Plate with Katie and John," in partnership with Sur La Table, and the "Katie Couric" podcast on the Earwolf network featuring candid conversations with some of the biggest names in news, politics and pop culture. Couric is the executive producer of the documentaries: "Fed Up," which looks at the obesity epidemic; "Under the Gun," which traces the history of gun violence in America; and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric," which explores our scientific, cultural and historical understanding of gender. In September 2006, Couric became the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast when she became solo anchor of the "CBS Evening News." Couric joined CBS News after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s "Today Show." Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA), programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Over $481 million has been pledged to support SU2C’s research initiatives that tackle a myriad of cancers in collaborative and innovative ways. Couric also spearheaded the establishment of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. Born in Arlington, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a focus on American Studies. She has two daughters, Ellie and Carrie, and lives in New York City with her husband, John Molner.