Katie Couric is a well-known American journalist who is also an author and has hosted several television shows. From 1989 to 2006, she worked for NBC News, from 2006 to 2011 she was with CBS News, and from 2011 to 2014, she was with ABC News. Couric began her career as an assignment editor in CNN. She was also the host of her own show called ‘Katie.’ Now let’s have a close look at Katie Couric’s net worth in 2019.
Katherine Anne Couric was born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia, to her parents John Martin Couric and Elinor Tullie Couric.
She went to several schools including the Yorktown High School. When still in high school, Couric did her intern at the radio station WAVA. Following that she went to the University of Virginia and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She earned her bachelor’s degree in American Studies in 1979.
In 1989, Katie Couric got married to John Paul Jay Monahan. They have two daughters named Elinor Tully “Ellie” and Caroline “Carrie.” In 1998, Jay died of colon cancer. She married John Molner in 2014.
She has been involved in various charitable works and has voiced for cancer campaigns. She serves as a member of Council on Foreign Relations.
In 1979, Katie Couric began to work in Washington, D.C.’s ABC News bureau. Later she became an assignment editor at CNN. From 1984 to 1986, she worked with WTVJ. At that time, she used to report for WRC-TV. In 1989, she became a deputy correspondent of NBC News.
She became the host substitute for various shows like ‘Today’ and ‘NBC News at Sunrise.’ In 1994, she became the co-host of ‘Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric.’ She has also hosted some specials for NBC. She was with ‘NBC News’ and ‘Today’ till 2006.
From 2006 to 2011, Couric became the anchor of ‘CBS Evening News.’ She has also contributed to ‘60 Minutes’. In September 2006, she became the managing editor of ‘CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.’ She has also hosted a show on CBSNews.com.
She then returned to ABC News in 2011 and became the guest-host of ‘The View.’ In 2012, she became the co-anchor of ‘Good Morning America.’ Later she became the host of the show ‘Katie.’
In January 2014, she became the anchor of Yahoo! News. She ended her contract with Yahoo! News in 2017. Couric has also released three books and her first book called ‘The Brand New Kid’ was released in 2000.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, Katie Couric was honored at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. She won the Gracie Allen Award in 2009 for Outstanding Anchor. In 2013, she was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards and had won the 2017 Shorty Award for Best Journalist. In 2001, she won the TV Guide Award for News Person of the Year. She has won six Daytime Emmy Awards out of 14 nominations.
Net Worth of Katie Couric
Katie Couric has an estimated net worth of more than $75 million. She made this fortune by having worked with the top three networks in the United States. Her estimated salary is $10 million in a year. When in CBS, her salary was $15 million per year. She has hosted several shows and has also released books. Her book has become a New York Times bestseller. Part of her wealth also comes by serving as the executive producer of several films.
Katie Couric is considered one of the most popular journalists in the world. She has been active in her career since the 1970s. She has lent her voice in the movie Shark Tale’, and has appeared in several TV shows like ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Murphy Brown,’ ‘Will & Grace’, and ‘Pawn Stars.’ She has interviewed several big names like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.