Katie Couric

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. 

Why We’re Honoring Her



Highlighting Underrepresented Communities

Katie has spent her career ensuring diversity in the media by highlighting the treatment of American Muslims within the broader context of this country’s deep-seated problems with members of marginalized communities.

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Embracing Muslim-American Inclusivity

Katie has ensured that her work as a journalist embraces Muslims as part of the American family through her work highlighting their daily lives, while negating common misconceptions surrounding Islam.

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Hall of Fame Inductee

Katie Couric was recognized as one of television's most significant and respected journalists with her groundbreaking efforts in journalism when she was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Positive depiction
of American Muslims

Katie Couric has amplified the voices of American Muslims in media and popular entertainment, working to change the narrative and include their voices in the conversation.


Emphasis on informing a polarized society

Katie Couric has never been afraid to have the difficult conversations that are necessary in order to represent the two different sides of a story, showing how these stories can be present in a pluralistic society.

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Excellence in Journalism

Katie Couric is an Emmy-Award-winning anchor and managing editor and 2009 recipient of the Governor’s Award in recognition of being the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast coupled with her critically acclaimed coverage of news events.

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Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn't enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of... this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide...

Katie Couric