Katie Couric

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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]


  • 1975 Entered the University of Virginia.
  • 1979 Graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English.
  • 1989 Married Jay Monahan.
  • 1991 Her first daughter, Elinor was born.
  • 1996 A second daughter, Caroline was born.
  • 1998 Her husband of nine years died of colon cancer at the age of 42.
  • 2000 Helped launch the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).

Couric lives in New York with her two daughters.

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:



  1. www.mediabistro.com
  2. Ratings Raise TV News Sexism Questions, David Bauder, June 3, 2007.
  3. Katie Couric, One Year Later: Different Network, Same Old Liberal Skew, Rich Noyes, NewsBusters, September 4, 2007.

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