Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, cancer advocate, documentary film producer and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons FromExtraordinary Lives.
Couric launched her production company, Katie Couric Media in the spring of 2015 and is actively involved in a number of scripted and unscripted projects including: FLINT, for Lifetime with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron; a forthcoming scripted series for Netflix based on the Pulitzer Prize winning piece An Unbelievable Story of Rape; SCRAPS, a series about sustainable food for the FYI network; and Full Plate, a cooking web series. She also hosts a podcast on the Stitcher network with co-host Brian Goldsmith, featuring conversations with boldfaced name.
Couric has produced and reported several documentaries including: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, for National Geographic; Under the Gun, which aired on EPIX; and 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 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. Couric also established the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center.
She has won numerous awards including a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and multiple Emmys.