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Katie Couric                                                                         
Name: Katherine Anne Couric                                                           
Born: January 7, 1957 Arlington, Virginia, USA                                       
Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist       
who became well-known as co-host of NBC's Today. In 2006, she made a highly           
publicized move from NBC to CBS, and on September 5, 2006 she became the first       
woman solo-anchor of the weekday evening news on one of the three traditional U.S.   
broadcast networks. She currently serves as the anchor and managing editor of         
the CBS Evening News, having replaced Bob Schieffer on September 5, 2006.             
Schieffer served as the interim anchor following the departure of long time           
anchor and managing editor Dan Rather on March 9, 2005.                               
Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Elinor (née Hene), a         
homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric Jr., a public relations       
executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United         
Press in Washington, D.C. Couric was raised Presbyterian, though her                 
mother was Jewish. Couric's maternal grandparents, Berthold B. Hene and Clara         
L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. In a report         
for Today, she traced her paternal ancestry back to a French orphan who               
immigrated to the U.S. in the nineteenth century and became a broker in the           
cotton business.                                                                     
Couric attended Arlington, Virginia public schools: Jamestown Elementary,             
Williamsburg Junior High, and Yorktown High School, in Arlington Virginia.           
She enrolled at Unversity of Virginia in 1975, majored in English and History,       
and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Couric served in several positions       
at UVA's award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. During her third         
year at UVA, Couric was chosen to live as Head Resident of The Lawn, the heart       
of Thomas Jefferson's academical village. She graduated in 1979 with a degree in     
American Studies.                                                                     
Couric's reporting career began when she was hired by Stan Hooper as a desk           
assistant for the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C., later joining CNN as an       
assignment editor. Between 1984 and 1986, she worked as a general-assignment         
reporter for WTVJ in Miami, Florida. During the following two years, she             
reported for WRC-TV, an NBC station in Washington, D.C., work which earned her       
an Associated Press award and an Emmy. Couric joined NBC News in 1989 as Deputy       
Pentagon Correspondent. From 1989 to 1991, Couric was an anchor substitute and       
filled in for Bryant Gumbel as host of Today, Jane Pauley, and Deborah Norville       
as co-anchor of Today, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, and Maria Shriver as       
co-host of Sunday Today, John Palmer, Norville, and Faith Daniels as anchor of       
the former NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise. She also subbed for Daniels,         
Norville, and John Palmer as the news anchor on Today'.