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'''Katherine Anne Couric''' was born on January 7, 1957, in [[Arlington]], [[Virginia]]. Couric was an unsuccessful [[liberal]] anchor of the ''CBS Evening News'', and as a result of her slanted reporting and poor viewership, her departure from the show was announced in April 2011. During her time as sole anchor, the ''CBS Evening News'' ratings plummeted, placing the network dead last among their competitors.  Liberals hoped that Katie Couric's simple-minded hostility to [[conservatives]] would play well on the ''Evening News,'' but perhaps the fleeing viewers did not like being talked down to by such a lightweight. Bob Schieffer, who preceded Katie, had improved the ratings with his more intelligent approach to evening news.<ref>www.mediabistro.com</ref> <ref>[http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070603/D8PHEUNO1.html Ratings Raise TV News Sexism Questions], David Bauder, June 3, 2007.</ref> <ref>[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2007/09/04/katie-couric-one-year-later-different-network-same-old-liberal-skew Katie Couric, One Year Later: Different Network, Same Old Liberal Skew], Rich Noyes, [[NewsBusters]], September 4, 2007. </ref>
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'''Katherine Anne Couric''' was born on January 7, 1957, in [[Arlington]], [[Virginia]]. Couric was an unsuccessful [[liberal]] anchor of the ''CBS Evening News'', and as a result of her slanted reporting and poor viewership, her departure from the show was announced in April 2011. During her time as sole anchor, the ''CBS Evening News'' ratings plummeted, placing the network dead last among their competitors.  Liberals hoped that Katie Couric's simple-minded hostility to [[conservatives]] would play well on the ''Evening News,'' but perhaps the fleeing viewers did not like being talked down to by such a lightweight. Bob Schieffer, who preceded Katie, had improved the ratings with his more intelligent approach to evening news.<ref>http://www.mediabistro.com</ref><ref>[http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070603/D8PHEUNO1.html Ratings Raise TV News Sexism Questions], David Bauder, June 3, 2007.</ref><ref>[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2007/09/04/katie-couric-one-year-later-different-network-same-old-liberal-skew Katie Couric, One Year Later: Different Network, Same Old Liberal Skew], Rich Noyes, [[NewsBusters]], September 4, 2007.</ref>
  
==Personal==
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Couric was hired by [[Yahoo]] News as its [[globalism|global]] news anchor in 2013 and left her position in 2017.
  
*1975 Entered the [[University of Virginia]].
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== Interview of [[Sarah Palin]] in 2008 ==
*1979 Graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English.
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Katie Couric became a hero to liberals when she repeatedly demanded to know what Sarah Palin reads:<ref>http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/06/katie-couric-on-sarah-palin-interview-she-just-wanted-me-to-be-gone/</ref>
*1989 Married [[Jay Monahan]].
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*1991 Her first daughter, Elinor was born.
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*1996 A second daughter, Caroline was born.
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*1998 Her husband of nine years died of [[colon cancer]] at the age of 42.
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*2000 Helped launch the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).
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Couric lives in [[New York]] with her two daughters.
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{{cquote|The interview, which some have argued lost Palin and former presidential candidate John McCain the election, involved Couric repeatedly asking the 'Going Rogue' author what she read.}}
  
==Journalism Career==
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Liberals then ridiculed Palin for not identifying any newspapers that she reads, as though any liberal newspapers are worth reading.
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==Personal==
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Couric graduated from the [[University of Virginia]] in 1979 with a degree in English.
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=="Journalism" Career==
  
 
*1979 Desk assistant at [[ABC News]] in Washington, D.C.
 
*1979 Desk assistant at [[ABC News]] in Washington, D.C.
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*[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nathan-burchfiel/2008/01/23/couric-praises-media-predicting-recession Couric Praises Media for Predicting Recession], [[Nathan Burchfiel]], ''[[NewsBusters]]'', January 23, 2008
 
*[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nathan-burchfiel/2008/01/23/couric-praises-media-predicting-recession Couric Praises Media for Predicting Recession], [[Nathan Burchfiel]], ''[[NewsBusters]]'', January 23, 2008
 
*[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2007/12/11/couric-channeled-hillary-challenges-romney-denounce-giulianis-character Couric Channeled Hillary But Challenges Romney to Denounce Giuliani's 'Character'], [[Brent Baker]], ''[[NewsBusters]]'', December 11, 2007
 
*[http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2007/12/11/couric-channeled-hillary-challenges-romney-denounce-giulianis-character Couric Channeled Hillary But Challenges Romney to Denounce Giuliani's 'Character'], [[Brent Baker]], ''[[NewsBusters]]'', December 11, 2007
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===Interview distortion with gun rights group===
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Couric manipulated a recorded conversation (for a 2016 documentary) with a gun rights organization to make them appear they were stumped when asked a difficult question, when in fact, according to their own recording of the interview, they clearly answered the question.<ref>Hawkins, Awr (June 7, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/06/07/defamation-suit-katie-couric-edited-gun-control-doc-dismissed/ Katie Couric Beats Defamation Lawsuit over ‘Edited’ Gun Control Documentary]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 7, 2017.</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
 
*http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/06/eveningnews/bios/main1781520.shtml CBS News Bio
 
*http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/06/eveningnews/bios/main1781520.shtml CBS News Bio
 
*http://newsbusters.org/taxonomy/term/190 Katie Couric - [[NewsBusters]]
 
*http://newsbusters.org/taxonomy/term/190 Katie Couric - [[NewsBusters]]

Latest revision as of 07:04, 2 August 2017

Katie Couric
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Katherine Anne Couric was born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia. Couric was an unsuccessful liberal anchor of the CBS Evening News, and as a result of her slanted reporting and poor viewership, her departure from the show was announced in April 2011. During her time as sole anchor, the CBS Evening News ratings plummeted, placing the network dead last among their competitors. Liberals hoped that Katie Couric's simple-minded hostility to conservatives would play well on the Evening News, but perhaps the fleeing viewers did not like being talked down to by such a lightweight. Bob Schieffer, who preceded Katie, had improved the ratings with his more intelligent approach to evening news.[1][2][3]

Couric was hired by Yahoo News as its global news anchor in 2013 and left her position in 2017.

Interview of Sarah Palin in 2008

Katie Couric became a hero to liberals when she repeatedly demanded to know what Sarah Palin reads:[4]


The interview, which some have argued lost Palin and former presidential candidate John McCain the election, involved Couric repeatedly asking the 'Going Rogue' author what she read.

Liberals then ridiculed Palin for not identifying any newspapers that she reads, as though any liberal newspapers are worth reading.

Personal

Couric graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in English.

"Journalism" Career

  • 1979 Desk assistant at ABC News in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 Assignment editor at CNN. Couric later became an associate producer and producer of a news and information program.
  • 1984 Reporter handling general assignments for WTVJ in Miami.
  • 1987-1989 NBC Reporter at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. During that time, she won an Emmy and an Associated Press Award.
  • 1989 Pentagon correspondent for NBC News.
  • 1990 National correspondent for Today.
  • 1991-2006 Permanent cohost for Today.
  • 1992 Contributing anchor for Dateline NBC.
  • 2006 Anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, 60 Minutes correspondent and anchors CBS News primetime specials.

Liberal Bias

Couric has a history of favoring Democratic individuals:

Couric has a history of negative reporting on Republican / Conservative individuals and issues:

Interview distortion with gun rights group

Couric manipulated a recorded conversation (for a 2016 documentary) with a gun rights organization to make them appear they were stumped when asked a difficult question, when in fact, according to their own recording of the interview, they clearly answered the question.[5]

Sources

References

External links