Katie Couric Quotes

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Katherine Anne Katie Couric is a famous American journalist and author. She was born January 7, 1957 and worked as a correspondent for ABC News, Nightline, 20/20, This Week and Good Morning America.

Couric also hosted a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Her first book was entitled The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives and became a New York Times best-seller.


She was called “America’s Sweetheart” mainly for her co-anchor role for 15 years on The Today Show. She was the voice of news-reporter Katie Current in the film Shark Tale. Additionally, Kouric made a cameo appearance as a prison guard in Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Katie Couric is known as being a strong woman, known for her professionalism. Her quotes are also relevant for the way she is and the way she thinks. The most popular quotes of her are:

“You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.”


“A lot of people I know – it drives them crazy when they’re watching, to see the people with their signs and waving, but there’s something that’s very inclusive about it.”

“ I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out.”

“He was always sort of a scrape little kid, wasn’t he? A bit of a fighter?”

“I always tried to stay true to my authentic self.”

“Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.”


“Misperceiving that there is one correct choice is a common mistake. Coming to understand that there are usually a few good choices–and then there’s the one you pick, commit to, and make great–is the best way to make flexible, optimal, good decisions in life.”

“A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats are built for.”

“Nobody enjoys being trashed.”


“At least for me personally, I’ve always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I’m speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.”

These quotes say a lot about the personality and life of Katie Couric. She has influenced a lot of people through her opinions and life style, being one of the most popular women in the USA.

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Katie Couric Suffered From Bulimia

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Katie Couric has revealed on her recent show that she struggled with bulimia. She revealed the news while interviewing “X Factor” judge, Demi Lovato, who was treated for emotional and physical issues, including eating disorders in 2010.

Katie Couric and Demi Lovato

Couric, 55, said that she suffered from bulimia when she was younger, from her late teens to her early 20s, while studying at the University of Virginia and even after. She confessed: “I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that. And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself, whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless, that I would sometimes beat myself up for that.”


Couric has managed to get over this problem and to maintain healthy through exercise and diet. She is also a huge fan of Flywheel. Katie Couric even showed off her Zumba skills and physique and she’s pretty good at that.

Most of the show was devoted to Couric’s guest, Demi Lovato, who has told about her struggling with such an issue. Lovato said: “I basically had a nervous breakdown. I was really bad off. My parents and my manager pulled me aside and said, ‘You need to get some help.’ ”


Related to eating disorders, Katie Couric also said: “How do you have a healthy relationship with food, and say, “You know what, I can have one cookie and it’s OK?” That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this.” Couric suffered from bulimia even when she started her TV career at the ABC News bureau in DC. She was able to beat the eating disorder with the help of her personal research and of a personal therapist.

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Funny Moments Of Katie Couric

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Katherine Anne Couric, best know as Katie Couric is regularly a serious and sober journalist, but the American working for ABC can’t avoid to be involved in funny situations from time to time. Couric has an impressive career and an amazing salary (it is rumored to be about 40 million dollars per year) and she is one of the best professionals working in journalism. Her career started in 1979 and since then, she is unstoppable. In so many years during which she worked in television, Katie Couric was involved in some really hilarious situations, voluntarily or not. In the videos bellow, you can see three funny moments of the respected journalist.

In the first, Couric is unwillingly funny as she ask some serious questions to Sarah Palin who seems baffled by what she’s asked. Couric triggers a funny scene as Palin has no idea what to respond and doesn’t stop beating around the bush.

In an interview with Sarah Silverman, Couric is so amused by the faces made by the comedian, imitating her dog, that she snorts while laughing.

In the following video, Katie Couric tries to convince Ellen DeGeneres to look sexy with a pair of fake Halloween teeth. If Ellen manages or not, you can check for yourself.

As you can see, Katie Couric is not just the sober professional, but also a funny woman that knows how to enjoy all that is happening while she works, even if it’s planned or not.

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Princes William and Harry Talk to Katie Couric

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Katie Couric is one of the best journalists and TV personalities in the United States. Her career is highly successful and awarded. Currently, she serves as special correspondent for ABC News and contributes to ABC World News, 20/20, Nightline, This Week, Good Morning America, and other primetime news specials. In September 2012, she will host her own daytime talk show, Katie, also produced by ABC. She also has a web show for ABC News since May 2012, called Katie’s Take, which airs every week on Yahoo. She is so successful that even Princes William and Harry have agreed to give her an interview. The British Royal Family is known for shying away from the press and keeping the press contacts limited.

Therefore, you can tell how amazingly successful Couric is. Princes William and Harry sat down with her in a rare interview and mainly talked about Queen Elizabeth, since her Diamond Jubilee is approaching (meaning 60 years of ruling the country). By landing this interview, Couric managed to prove her media clout and get a rare insight on the Royal Family. The only thing bigger than an interview with the princes would be an interview with the Queen herself. The special, called “The Real Queen By Her Own Royal Family”, will air on May 29, 2012, on ABC. She interviewed the princes separately. She talked to Prince William at Clarence House, while Prince Harry was interviewed in an undisclosed exotic location. After meeting with Prince William, she got an exclusive tour of Buckingham Palace. A preview of the interview is available on the Internet, this teaser telling us that the special will be truly amazing.

When asked about his grandmother, Prince William made a remark that was considered a past indiscretion. He said: “As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother”. Clearly, the remark was a joke, and a pretty funny one, I might add. Prince Harry, jovial as we all know him, also joked with Couric. When asked if the Queen befriended him on the social networking site Facebook, Prince Harry replied: “No she hasn’t. Why? Has she friended you?” “Hopefully after this interview she will”, Couric responded. They were referring to the Facebook profile dedicated to the British Monarchy. The two were also seen goofing around by striking a funny pose. Katie Couric surely is a lucky woman and I bet that every journalist wants to have been in her position.

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Katie Couric – A Strong Woman

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Katie Couric is a great American journalist. She was not only a great professional in her job, but she also involved in society problems. After her husband died of colon cancer, Katie Couric started to be a spokesperson for several associations and charity campaigns. She talked to people about the danger of suffering from colon cancer and not knowing until when it is too late. Losing her husband was a difficult moment for Katie Couric, but she is a strong woman who had a lot of things to do and to say. Her career is impressive as she collaborated with the most important and famous televisions and publications. Her job as a journalist gave Katie Couric the opportunity to travel a lot and to know a lot of people such as presidents, celebrities and to discover many cultures and to understand the clashes between them.

Katie Couric is nicknamed “America’s Sweetheart” and is a reliable and great journalist, appreciated for her work. She involved in many programs, trying to help people, without sticking only to her job, so Katie Couric became very popular for the American society. She was one of the honored guests of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation gala and was part of many social campaigns.

In 2011, Katie Couric was the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day Campaign. The book that Katie Couric published is named The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives  and was very successful. She was inspired by the numerous people she met during her career. The book became a best-seller in New York. Katie Couric is one of the best journalist that America has and a great example for many people. Her sister died of pancreatic cancer, so Katie Couric had to face many troubles in her life. She is a strong woman that fought for what was important for her, but also tried to help other people be healthy and discover potential diseases they may suffer from.

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Katie Couric- More Than A Journalist

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Katie Couric, an American journalist and book author, is very popular for her writing style and commitment to her work. Katie Couric was more than that, she also became a television host. Later, she involved in many humanitarian campaigns, especially in those related to colon cancer. She counselled people to go at the doctor very soon to diagnose the disease as soon as possible and so, patients would have the opportunity to survive. Katie Couric was very affected by her husband’s death who suffered from colon cancer as well, so she was the right person to discuss about this delicate topic.

Katie Couric  was born on 7 January, 1957. Her first major professional success started with her job as an ABC News correspondent. After collaborating with many TV channels and being involved in many other projects, Katie Couric released her first book called The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives. Soon, her book became a best-seller in New York, but was also successful in other places. The book was inspired by both professional and personal life. Throughout her career, Katie Couric had the opportunity to meet many famous people such as ambassadors, presidents, celebrities, businessmen, so she had a lot of inspiration sources for the book.

Katie Couric was called “America’s Sweetheart”  for her co-anchor role for 15 years on The Today Show. When she was invited to participate in the show, the audience increased suddenly, so Jay Leno  and Couric came to work together at the show that same day. At present, Katie Couric is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and while the journalist was at university, she  was also a member in the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 2004, Katie Couric was the honored guest at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation gala. Later, the journalist also became the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day campaign. Katie Couric was also involved in cancer and Parkinson awareness campaigns. She is not only a famous and professional journalist, but also a great spokesperson, trying to help people save their lives.

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Katie Couric – Colon Cancer Awareness Work

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Katie Couric is a a famous American journalist and also a book author. The star has achieved worldwide fame for her career as a reporter and television show host, but also due to the many campaigns she made in order to raise the awareness on colon cancer. Katie Couric has always spoken on the importance of colon cancer awareness and on taking the needed tests to be able to diagnose the condition as soon as developed. Colon cancer actually is the leading cause of death among both men and women, within the United States, when it comes to cancer related conditions. And all Katie Couric aims with her campaigns and work is to help people get early diagnosis and overcome this cruel disease.

Katie Couric knows best how cruel colon cancer can be and how important it is to start treatment as soon as the cancerous tumors are formed. Katie Couric has actually lost her husband, Jay Monahan, due to colon cancer. The husband of the famous journalist died at the age of only 42 after being diagnosed with the disease. Losing her husband due to this condition has only determined Katie Couric work harder in helping others avoid the suffering and pain she has been through herself. Jay received the diagnosis when he already was suffering of advanced colon cancer and the disease had already spread throughout his body, creating liver metastasis. Only a few months after being diagnosed with the terrible disease, Jay passed away.

Her tragic personal experience made Katie Couric realize that although colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers, it is the main killer among cancer related patients. With routine screening and simple prevention methods, people would not die from colon cancer and this is exactly what Katie Couric wants to teach the world though her colon cancer awareness campaigns. She actually decided to take a colon exam herself, during a live television show, all with the purpose to let everyone know how simple it can be. Katie Couric has become an important spokesperson for colon cancer awareness, but the star also conducted campaigns for the awareness of other types of cancers.

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Katie Couric Success

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Katie Couric is an American journalist that was born on 7 January, 1957. Katie Couric is famous for serving as a ABC News correspondent. She also collaborated with other shows such as Good Morning America, This Week, ABC World News. Later, Katie Couric hosted Katie, which was a syndicated daytime talk show. Her career expanded more, so she also started to collaborate with CBS, NBC. Katie Couric released a book entitled The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives. The book was a great success, becoming a New York best-seller. 

Katie Couric has a career that is very complex and that gives her the opportunity to meet famous people such as presidents, celebrities, businessmen, and to also travel a lot all around the world. It can be very tiring, but Katie Couric likes very much her job that this it does not seem too hard for her. Plus, she already has enough experience, so it is not something new for her. Katie Couric is one of the most reliable journalists in the United States. She was guest-hosted The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which increased the audience of the show immediately, so she is very appreciated. The journalist also participated in many events,  conferences and was also very interested in colorectal cancer research. Today, Katie Couric is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Regarding her personal life, Katie Couric married Jay Monahan in 1989 and together they had two nice daughters called Ellie and Caroline. Unfortunately, her husband died of colon cancer when he was only 42, so this is the cause why Couric is a spokeswoman for this disuse awareness. In 2011, the journalist became the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day Campaign. It is rumoured that she had a love relationship with Tom Werner, a television producer.  Another relationship that he had was with Brooks Perlin, a financial executive, but they split after five years together.

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About Katie Couric

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Katie Couric is an American journalist, author, special correspondent for ABC News. Katie Couric was the first female to host evening programs on one of the three traditional US broadcast networks. Katie Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia and she inherited the passion for journalism from her parents. Her father was a public relations executive and news editor at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. By the time she got to high school, Katie Couric had already been an intern at Washington DC all news radio station WAVA. Her first job was at the ABC news bureau in Washington DC and she later joined CNN as an assignment director. From there on, her career kept going on a vertical direction and soon became one of the most important figures in the media.

Katie Couric also interviewed many international political figures and celebrities such as Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Katie Couric won multiple television reporting awards through her career. One of the most impressive things she has ever done was to show her mammogram on one of her live shows. This took place in October, and ever since she made this gesture, October has been considered the month of Cancer Breast Awareness. Moreover, Katie Couric received an honorary doctor of science degree for the efforts she put in raising awareness of colorectal cancer and breast cancer, and for the commitment she has towards the Case Western Reserve University advanced medical research department.

Besides the fact that Katie Couric is a great TV personality, she is also a great humanitarian. Consequently, she has become the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation, an important campaign to draw attention on Parkinson disease on a national level. She decided to join this humanitarian campaign, because her father was diagnosed with Parkinson disease and died from additional complications. Katie Couric is perhaps one of the most influential TV celebrities, alongside Oprah Winfrey, who is constantly involved in charity activities and book writing. It is a sure fact that people will still be hearing from Katie Couric.

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The Personal Life of Katie Couric

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Katie Couric is an American journalist,, born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia. Her mother was a part-time writer and her father was the director of a public relations company and a news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington D.C. As the talent runs in the family, she came in contact with her passion for journalism pretty fast. In high school, she was aleardy an intern at a news radio station in Washington. She graduated in 1979 from the University of Virginia, where she worked at The Cavalier Daily.

Ten years later, in 1989, she married Jay Monathan. They have two daughters. Elinor and Caroline, born in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 1998, at only 42 years old. The cause of death was colon cancer. Since then, Katie Couric is the spokesperson for colon cancer awareness. She wanted people to be aware of this merciless disease, so she underwent an on-air colonoscopy. Her campaign was a success. As a result, the number of colonoscopies almost doubled. This is what a powerful women can do with her voice: making people aware of the risks they are exposed to and possibly even saving some of them.

Based on this success, she broadcasted her own mammogram, on the Today show. It was aired in October, so October became the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Later in 2001, Katie Couric’s sister, a Virginia Democratic state senator, died from pancreatic cancer. After her husband’s sudden death, Katie became very sensitive, so her sister’s death was devastating. She has two more siblings, Clara and John, who supported her during this difficult time.

Her father was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, so she also militates for the spotting of the Parkinson’s disease and she became e the Honorary National Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day campaign. Katie’s father died in 2011.

All of these tragedies only made Katie Couric stronger. She became a better person, always willing to help the people around her and to prevent them from going through what she has been through. She now plans to host a daily talk-show on ABC, where she will talk about all kinds of problems with her guests, so that the audience will receive the best advices.

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