Veteran journalist Katie Couric reported some personal news on Wednesday. In a post on her website, Couric shared she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. “Why Not Me,” she titled the post. “June 21, 2022, was the first day of summer, my 8th wedding anniversary, and the day I found out I had breast cancer.” Couric had surgery in July to remove a tumor from her breast that she wrote was “2.5 centimeters, roughly the size of an olive” and underwent radiation, which, she wrote, ended Tuesday.
Katie Couric spares few from criticism in her new memoir, which she uses to settle scores from her four decades in TV. Couric tears into ex-boyfriends, former colleagues at NBC and CBS and ridicules A-list celebrities including Prince Harry. In Going There, Couric admits that she gave Ashleigh Banfield the cold shoulder early in her career because helping her would have been “self sabotage.”
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The show announced Wednesday that Katie Couric, the journalist and former Today host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. Others on tap are Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker.
The former Today co-anchor will be among a series of fill-ins after the final Alex Trebek episodes air this week.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is writing a memoir, one she is counting on to live up to its title: “Unexpected.” In an announcement Tuesday, the publisher Little, Brown and Company told The Associated Press that the book was scheduled for spring 2021. Couric plans to share details both “hilarious” and “humiliating” as she […]
Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig, Epix and others associated with the documentary Under the Gun have successfully fended off an attempt to revive a lawsuit contending that the film tarnished the reputation of a gun rights group and several of its members.
Some of the topics Katie Couric picked a year ago to explore in her new National Geographic series, like gender inequality and racial attitudes as reflected in the debate over Confederate statues, became more prominent after she started working on the America Inside Out.
Couric spoke at consumer products maker Procter & Gamble’s Cincinnati headquarters in a forum on the state of women in the workplace. “I’ve been very fortunate in terms of not being subjected to a lot of sexual misconduct, but certainly I have been subjected to widely held attitudes about women, about compartmentalizing women,” Couric said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric has apologized for saying that the Dutch are so successful in speed skating because skates have been used as a form of transportation when canals freeze in the Netherlands. Her remark during the Olympics’ opening ceremony invited some Dutch mockery on social media from people who said the information […]
Podcast platform Stitcher is making a major play at South by Southwest (SXSW) next month as it showcases some of its top podcast stars and sponsors the festival’s Next Stage series of programming. Festivalgoers will enjoy an exclusive first listen of Wolverine: The Long Night, the long-awaited podcast collaboration between Stitcher and Marvel, ahead of […]
Katie Couric will return to NBC next month as co-host of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony from PyeongChang, South Korea, giving the former Today co-anchor her fourth stint in a unique TV event. Couric will co-host the live broadcast with NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico on Feb. 9.
Katie Couric, who was Matt Lauer’s “Today” co-host for several years, broke her silence Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him. Couric told People magazine: “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.” She departed NBC in 2006 to anchor the “CBS Evening News” and has been criticized […]
The former Today show host and CBS Evening News anchor will be concentrating on production work for the time being. A representative for Couric said Friday she turned down an opportunity for a short-term contract extension at Oath, formerly Yahoo.
Katie Couric is returning to the anchor desk at NBC’s Today — for a one-week stint as co-host. Couric will reunite with Today’s Matt Lauer during the week of Jan. 2, filling in for Savannah Guthrie, who is on maternity leave.
First Katie Couric was called out for self-admitted editing in an exchange with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League in the documentary Under The Gun, now she, the film’s director and cable net Epix itself are being sued for over $12 million over the edits.
Katie Couric has apologized for the Under the Gun documentary that aired on Epix, saying she regrets the editing process that was “misleading.” In a statement posted on the Under the Gun website, Couric took responsibility and expressed regret for the editing process.
Katie Couric is considering leaving Yahoo, which is looking to sell itself to a yet-to-be-named buyer. While company execs have been buzzing that the media superstar is preparing to announce that she’s departing after 2½ years as a global anchor at Yahoo News, sources close to Couric say she will wait to find out who buys the struggling tech giant.
Yahoo’s announced the loss of around 1,700 jobs and a cataclysmic refocusing of its website. But Katie Couric, the glitzy Global News Anchor for the embattled Web portal, still plans to wait and see what happens to the company, a source close to the journalist says.
As Yahoo considers selling its core Internet business, its $10 million investment in Katie Couric is coming under scrutiny as a lackluster move. There’s uncertainty over how many video views Couric has garnered, but the math suggests that the revenue from ads tied to them isn’t close to making up for her salary. Couric was initially a major coup for CEO Marissa Mayer as part of a move to expand original content.
Katie Couric is renewing her news deal with Yahoo, which sources said will raise her annual package there from upwards of $6 million to $10 million. A spokesman for Couric confirmed that the well-knowm news anchor would be continuing with Yahoo, but neither he nor Yahoo would give additional specifics about the deal or about Couric’s compensation.
Cable channels and streaming services may not be in the morning TV news business, but they’re considering entry in the form of a fictional comedy series set in that world. That’s the premise of a hot pitch making the rounds this week at HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix and Amazon that would star Michelle Pfeiffer as an anchor not unlike the one once played in real life by Katie Couric, the Today veteran who is attached to the project as an executive producer. Murphy Brown creator Diane English would write and produce the series.
In the long, exhausting march to equality, the trope about successful women is that they’re not only as qualified as their male counterparts, but better: more talented, more collegial and basically nicer human beings. That is patently untrue in The News Sorority, Sheila Weller’s dishy, bitchy biography of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour. The three newswomen are portrayed as exceptional primarily for their ambition, entitlement and ability to manipulate network executives. Forget those feel-good inspirational platitudes: This book reads like the love child of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In.
On the last episode of Katie, the host looked back at memorable guests and segments over the show’s two-year history.
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Couric has married a New York financier in a small ceremony at her East Hampton home. People magazine reports the former “Today” host and John Molner took the vows on Saturday in front of 50 guests. The 51-year-old Molner is a partner at investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman overseeing […]
Katie Couric is in preliminary talks to head back to NBC’s Today — at least on a temporary basis. Couric is a contender to sit in and co-host the No. 2 morning show while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave, sources say.
CBS Television Distribution’s Rachael Ray has been on CBS stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and Tribune’s WGN Chicago and Titan’s KUBE Houston. ABC says it has not yet decided where it is going to put Rachael in the KABC and KGO lineups, but speculation is it could take 3-4 p.m. now occupied by Katie, which is not returning in the fall.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) – Along with her soon-to-end daytime talk show, fall engagement and recent move from TV to the web as Yahoo’s global anchor, Katie Couric also made a documentary feature shown at Sundance. “Fed Up” premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. Couric linked up with “An Inconvenient Truth” producer Laurie David […]