One of the most recognizable names in journalism is Katie Couric. She has worked for top networks and shows, like NBC, Today, CBS, 60 Minutes, CBS, ABC, and CNN. She even had her own daytime talk show, Katie, on ABC. She has interviewed top names of professional athletes, politicians, and numerous celebrities making her name well known across many industries.
So what is Katie Couric net worth in 2018? What are Katie Couric’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Katie’s talent for journalism was possibly genetic. Her father, John Martin Couric, worked as a journalist for large names like The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The United Press. She followed in her father’s footsteps by attending the University of Virginia. There she began her career in journalism by working numerous positions for her University’s newspaper The Cavalier Daily, which had won numerous awards.
Katie’s start was just as impressive as her career. She started with the ABC News bureau as a CNN assignment editor. For the next couple years, she reported for NBC which led her to stories that rewarded her with an Emmy and Associated Press award.
Katie officially joined NBC in 1989 and worked there until 2006. There she subbed in, filled in, and co-hosted shows like Today and NBC News at Sunrise. It was not long before Katie became a permanent co-anchor on the Today show. While this was her primary role, she filled in for many other shows like the NBC Nightly News. She also hosted host exciting specials like Harry Potter: Behind the Magic and various Olympic Games ceremonies.
Her warm personality, professionalism, and hard work brought her many incredible interviews with George H. W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Tony Blair, Hillary Clinton, and J.K. Rowling, to just name a few.
In April 2006, Katie announces she would be switching from NBC to CBS where she would be featured and contributing to the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. She was earning $15 million from her position with CBS. At the time, she was the highest paid journalist in the world.
Katie was brought on with the hopes that she would help improve the ratings. While she did at first, they did not have the success they hoped. While the goal was not achieved Katie won numerous awards for her broadcasting, including the Emmy Governor’s Award.
Katie continued to interview high profile names like Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Michael J. Fox. As well as cover high profile events like the 2010 Haiti earthquake, BP oil spill, and Egyptian Revolution. In early 2011, Katie announced she would be leaving CBS.
From CBS Katie returned to ABC where she, as always, wore many hats. During her time at ABC Katie worked as a special correspondent for the ABC News, coanchored many specials, guest co-hosted The View, and anchored newsmagazine 20/20. During her time at ABC, she had two shows she hoped would make a splash, one being her own daytime talk show called Katie. However, it was canceled after just two seasons for low ratings. From there Katie went to anchor the Yahoo!/ABC News.
While Katie was most known for her journalism, she also guest stared on plenty of tv shows and movies like Shark Tale, Austin Powers in Goldmember, General Hospital, and Will & Grace. While this allowed audiences to see a fun side to Katie, she took education seriously often speaking at colleges, writing children’s books, non-fiction essays, and helping advance charities.
If there is an opportunity to expose a story or go deeper into the life of an extraordinary person Katie is there. She has shown time and time again her excellence in uncovering the truth while bringing her audience a both entertaining and educating story. She is loved by all top news outlets, is often sought after for high profile stories, and has the awards to prove it.
In all, we estimate Katie Couric net worth in 2018 at around $75 million.