Katie Couric Net Worth: $120 Million
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 7, 1957|
|Height:||5 ft (1.54 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, TV Journalist, Author, Newscaster, Television producer, Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Katie Couric is one of the top personalities in the TV news industry. Most well known for her 15-year-stint on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Anne has broken many records and held a variety of titles throughout her career.
With a $10 million salary and a $100 million net worth, Anne Couric is one of the highest-paid female journalists of current times, along with ABC World News’ Diane Sawyer, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Katie Couric is a renowned journalist and has been working on a wide variety of high profile news shows. Katie has also acted as a host for her own talk show, Katie.
Katie Couric Salary 2023:
In mid of 1990s, Katie Couric’s salary was $7 million, which is around $11 million per year today. In December 2001,Katie signed what was then the largest largest financial deal in television news history, a 4.5-year $60 million contract which came with an average annual salary of $13 million. This is the same as around $19 million today after adjusting for inflation.
In April 2006 Katie Couric announced that she was moving from NBC to CBS. Katie Couric new CBS deal paid an average annual salary of $15 million per year.
In 2011, Katie Couric signed a $40 million contract with ABC News.
In 2013 Katie Couric was personally recruited by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo’s Global Anchor. Katie Couric Yahoo contract initially paid $6 million per year and was raised to $10 million in 2015. Katie exited the Yahoo deal in August 2017 after a four-year run.
Katie Couric House:
In 1998 Katie paid $3.6 million for a 4,000 square-foot apartment on Park Avenue in New York City. She listed this property for sale in 2017 for $8.25 million, eventually finding a buyer in June 2018 for $7.8 million.
In March 2016 Katie and husband John Molner paid $12.2 million for a condo on NYC’s Upper West Side. Simon Cowell also owns a unit in the building.
Couric has been working remotely out of her $6.3 million mansion in the Hamptons, where she closely monitors her staff of 16 that work for Katie Couric Media, her multimedia news and production company, as well as Wake Up Call, her daily newsletter.
In 2017, she listed the Park Avenue apartment in the Upper East Side of Manhattan where she raised her two children for $8.25 million, which sold for $7.785 million one year later, according to Observer.
Katie Couric Biography:
Katie Couric was born on January 7th of 1957 in Arlington, Virginia. Her mother was Jewish but she was raised in a Presbyterian home. Her father John worked as an editor for many news organizations.
While in high school, Katie Couric became a cheerleader and acted as an intern for WAVA, a radio station based in Washington, D.C. In 1975, Katie Couric enrolled at the University of Virginia and worked on the school’s newspaper. In 1979, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies.
Katie Couric Journalist Career:
Katie Couric began her career as a desk assistant for ABC, then moved to the Washington bureau of CNN. In 1987, Couric worked for an NBC affiliate network before becoming a reporter at the Pentagon for the Washington bureau of NBC News.
This slowly shifted to her becoming co-anchor of NBC’s “The Today Show,” where Couric was an instant hit with viewers. The show solidified itself at the top of the Nielsen Fast National ratings during this time. Couric was on the show for fourteen years.
Couric’s anchor and hosting career shoot off from there. Katie Couric even co-hosted the 1993 prime-time newsmagazine, “Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric,” which eventually “absorbed into the program ‘Dateline’,” according to Biography.
Two months after the 9/11 terrorist attack, “The Today Show” offered Anne Couric a 4.5-year $60 million contract, which is a $19 million annual salary after adjusting for inflation.
After that, Katie left for CBS and received a $15 million a year salary, similar to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Barbara Walters. At the network, Couric has contributed to many prime-time news specials, including “60 Minutes.”
Couric became the first solo female anchor of “CBS Evening News.” The journalist, producer and author holds a dozen or so awards, including a 2016 Short Award for Best Journalist, as well as several Emmys.
NBC and The Today Show
Katie Couric filled in for anchors on shows like Today, NBC Nightly News, and NBC News at Sunrise, proving her skills and potential. In 1991, Couric became the permanent co-anchor of Today. She later acted as an anchor for Dateline NBC. During the 90s, Couric also hosted several news specials. Starting in the year 2000, Couric also started hosting the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
In 2006, Couric announced that she will be leaving NBC to host the news for CBS. Katie then became the anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News. Couric frequently hosted various CBS reports.
CBS was still struggling to catch up to the evening news programs broadcast by NBC and ABC. Couric improved the CBS’s ratings after joining. During her time at CBS, Katie covered major news stories such as the 2006 presidential elections, the BP oil spill, the Egyptian revolution of 2011, and the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Although one of her most famous interviews was with Sarah Palin in 2008, Katie also interviewed prominent figures such as Glenn Beck, Michelle Obama, Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Bieber, and many others.
Katie Couric Other Work
Katie Couric worked on numerous other projects for NBC, including various episodes of 60 Minutes.
In 2011, Couric left CBS Evening News to join ABC news. This was her second time with the organization, as she had begun her career with the network decades earlier. This time, she joined the news organization with a solid reputation as a journalist and as an anchor.
Katie Couric acted as a special correspondent for the channel, often appearing on shows such as Nightline and Good Morning America.
Katie Couric also co-hosted The View and continued to interview various figures through news specials. Couric also started a show in collaboration with People Magazine called The Year With Katie Couric, which looks back on the events of the past year.
As part of her contract requirement with ABC, Katie Couric also started hosting her own talk show called Katie. The show ran from 2012 to 2014 and was canceled due to low ratings.
In 2013, Couric was hired as the new anchor for Yahoo! News, and she first appeared on the program in 2014. As Yahoo! and ABC expanded their partnership, Katie continued to appear in segments of Good Morning America. After the purchase of Yahoo! By Verizon in 2017, Couric left the news organization.
In 2017, Katie Couric returned to host Today for CBS for one week, in commemoration of Matt Lauer’s 20th year as a host for the show. She also started to focus more on her production company, Katie Couric Media. Founded in 2015, the company partners with National Geographic to create various documentaries. Katie Couric also served as executive producer for the show Unbelievable on Netflix.
Katie Couric Acting:
Katie Couric has appeared in many acting roles over the years. In 2007, Katie Couric voiced the role of “Katie Current” in the animated film Shark Tale. She also appeared briefly in Austin Powers in Goldmember. Couric often takes cameo roles, and she has appeared on TV shows such as General Hospital, Murphy Brown, Glee, Pawn Stars, and Will & Grace. In addition, Couric has narrated or hosted several documentaries. These include Fed Up, Under the Gun, and America Inside Out With Katie Couric.
Katie Couric Books:
Katie Couric has published both non-fiction and children’s books over her career. Her children’s books include Brand New Kid and The Blue Ribbon Day. In 2011, she published a collection of essays entitled The Best Advice I Ever Received: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.
Katie Couric Husband:
In 1989, Katie Couric married John Paul Monahan. They had two daughters together before Monahan passed away from cancer in 1998. In 2001, Couric’s sister also died of cancer. Throughout her life, Katie Couric has been hugely involved in cancer research, activism, and charity work.
In 2014, Katie Couric married John Molner. Molner is a partner at the investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman.