Know About Katie Couric; Age, Husband, Daughters, Podcast, Net Worth

Published Date: 18 May, 2019 Updated date: 18 Nov, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Moving on from her first husband’s tragic death in 1998, Katie Couric got married for the second time. Well, the mother of two currently relishes her second married life with financier husband since 2014.

American journalist, podcaster and author Katie Couric is a prominent name in television media, who has been associated with all Big Three television networks in the United States. Most recently, she was an anchor on Yahoo’s Global News from 2017 to 2017.

Katie Couric Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Katherine Anne Couric was born on 7 January 1957 to parents John Martin Couric Jr. and Elinor Hene. Her father a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Moreover, her mother was a homemaker and part-time writer. She has three siblings; two sisters Emily and Clara Couric Bachelor and a brother, John M. Couric Jr.

Standing at the height of 5 feet 3.25 inches (1.62 meters) she pursued her high school education from  Yorktown High School at the age of 18. The Arlington native received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Virginia.

Her Career; NBC, Yahoo News, Podcast, Now

After the graduation, Katie worked for the ABC News and later at CNN as an assignment editor. Moreover, she gathered reporting experience from then-CBS affiliate WTVJ and the NBC-owned WRC-TV.

In 1989, she joined NBC News and served as a national political correspondent for the Today show from 1991-2006. Later, she moved to CBS News and began to anchor CBS Evening News. There, Couric was a 60 Minutes correspondent and also was the lead reporter for a documentary program, CBS Reports.

Katie returned to ABC in 2011 and worked as a special correspondent for two years. Similarly, she hosted The Katie Show on Disney ABC Television Group from 2012 to 2014. Her recent television work was a Global Anchor of Yahoo! News, serving from 2014 to 2017.


Katie Couric recently served an anchor on Yahoo’s Global News (Picture: Tubefilter)

As of now, she is the host of Katie Couric Podcast since 2016. The podcast airs on Katie Couric Media, which she founded in 2015.

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Contract, Salary & Net Worth

The hefty contract amount received from the numerous media companies has already made her net worth in millions. Moreover, it came to light that she signed a multi-million contract ABC News in 2011.

As of now, Katie earns the yearly salary of $10 million that makes her net worth of an estimated $75 million. She is one of the highest earning journalists in the United States so far.

Twice Married; First Husband Died; Daughters

Firstly, Katie married attorney Jay Monahan on 24 January 1989. They welcomed their first daughter Elinor Tully Monahan 23 July 1991. Later she gave birth to the second daughter, Caroline Couric Monahan on 5 January 1996.

Unfortunately, her husband Jay passed away because of colon cancer at the age of 42 in 1998. Since then, she is actively involved in colon cancer awareness.


Katie Couric with her husband John Molner and daughters in July 2018 (Picture: Dailymail)

The 62-year-old began dating financier John Molner in 2011. After two years, they got engaged in September 2013. Katie and John tied the wedding knot on 21 June 2014 at in a small, private ceremony at her home in The Hamptons. She is now relishing the second married life, forgetting the past misery so far.

Some Interesting Facts About Katie Couric

  • Katie stated that her patrilineal ancestry back a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century.
  • Her father died at age 90 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease in 2011 and her mother died in 2014.
  • In 2001, she was named as one of the 25 Most Intriguing People by People Magazine.
  • Her eldest daughter, Ellie Monahan got engaged to boyfriend Mark Dobrosky in February 2019.
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