Katie Couric High School:
|Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA (1975)|
Katie Couric College:
|BA American Studies, University of Virginia (1979)|
Katherine Ann Couric was born on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia. The youngest of four children, reporting must have been old hat for her; the whereabouts and comings and goings of her older siblings was probably of great interest to the delightfully curious Katie. Though it is more than simple curiosity--the journalistic instinct is in her blood. Katie's father, John, though now retired, was a journalist and public relations executive. Never one to shirk her education, Couric graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in American Studies. Just after college, she moved to Washington, D.C., to begin a career in television news reporting. Boundless energy and great determination served her well in her every endeavor--moving quickly up the journalistic ladder, Ms. Couric has become the American sweetheart of current events. Also, she has just recently announced she will become the Global Anchor for Yahoo.com.