LONGER journalist Katie Couric is one of the highest paid news personalities in the media.
On September 28, 2022, Couric announced that she had been battling breast cancer since late June.
Who is former Today presenter Katie Couric?
Katie Couric has been in the news industry since 1979 when she got her first job at the ABC news agency in Washington, DC.
She later joined CNN as a commissioned editor, working for stations in Miami and DC.
Couric joined NBC News in 1989 as an assistant Pentagon correspondent and also served as an anchor replacement.
That same year she joined Today as national political correspondent and became assistant co-anchor in February 1991.
She left Today in 2006 and became the anchor and editor-in-chief of the CBS Evening News.
Two years later, her show CBS Evening News with Katie Couric won the 2008 and 2009 Edward R. Murrow Awards for Best News Show.
She announced her departure from The Evening News in 2011, when her contract with the network expired.
Couric returned to ABC as a special correspondent, but only for two years.
She was then promoted to Yahoo! as the global anchor of Yahoo! News and worked there until 2017.
In 2019, she served as Executive Producer on Netflix’s true-crime miniseries Unbelievable and in 2021 as Associate Host on Jeopardy! after the death of Alex Trebek.
The journalist made history as the show’s first female host since its release.
What is Couric’s net worth?
Couric has a net worth of $110 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
At the beginning of her ABC career, her salary was approximately $7 million.
However, her salary peaked at $60 million after she signed what was then the largest financial deal in television news history with the Today Show.
Couric has won several awards for her work in news and was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 2004.
In addition to her reporting career, Couric is a New York Times bestselling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives and founder of Katie Couric Media.
Does Couric have cancer?
On September 28, Couric announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer on June 21 — the day of her eighth wedding anniversary.
The 65-year-old announced this on Wednesday by posting a photo of herself in a hospital gown on Instagram.
“Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States,” reads the caption.
“On June 21, I became one of them. As we approach #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, I wanted to share my personal story with all of you and encourage you to get screened and understand that you may fall into a category of women who may need more than one mammogram.”
The presenter underwent surgery in July and began radiation on September 7th.
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