News Anchor, Producer, and Documentarian
Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, cancer advocate, documentary filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives. Couric’s documentaries include: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, for National Geographic; Under the Gun, which aired on EPIX.
Fed Up, which looks at the roots of the obesity epidemic and is currently available on Netflix. Following the success of Gender Revolution, Couric is partnering with National Geographic on a six part documentary series that will take a deep dive into the revolutionary changes and major social issues of our time.
Couric joined CBS as the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Prior to that, she was the deputy Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. Couric recently serWved as the Global New Anchor for Yahoo News, interviewing a variety of leading political and cultural figures and anchoring breaking news coverage. Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) initiatives launched by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
SU2C has raised over $500 million to fund scientific research teams that emphasize collaboration and innovation.
Her awards include a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite Award from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, and multiple Emmys. Couric has also received a Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society, the highest civilian honor.