Born on January 7, 1957, the 63 years old Katie Couric is an American television, online journalist, presenter, producer, and author. Let’s dig deeper into the life of this personality and unleash her net worth and early life.
Katie Couric’s Net Worth
Katherine Anne Couric Net Worth is $100 million. Katie Couric has shifted from one job to another changing her stations regularly but due to her massive popularity, she has an impressive Net Worth. In the 1990s, Katie Couric’s salary was $7 million.
In December 2001, just two months after the 9/11 attacks which proved to be a keystone moment for the Today Show, Katie signed what was then the largest financial deal in television news history, a 4.5-year $60 million contract that came with an average annual salary of $13 million.
In April 2006 Katie announced that she was moving from NBC to CBS. Her new CBS deal paid an average annual salary of $15 million per year. In 2011, Couric signed a $40 million contract with ABC News.
In 2013 Katie was personally recruited by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo’s Global Anchor. Katie Couric’s Yahoo contract initially paid $6 million per year and was raised to $10 million in 2015. But she exited the Yahoo deal in August 2017 after a four-year run.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com Katie makes about $10 million a year.
Katie Couric’s real reason for departure
Katie Couric departed from The Today Show in 2006 but fans can’t help but still mourn about that.
“I wanted to tell all of you out there who have watched the show for the past 15 years that after listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I’ve decided I’ll be leaving Today at the end of May,” she said at the time. “I feel as if we’ve become friends over the years.”
She left the job for a better opportunity that came her way according to reports.
Life before fame
Katherine Anne Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia to Elinor Tullie, a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric, a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C.
Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School and was a cheerleader. Katie Couric has shown interest in journalism since a young age. As a high school student, she was an intern at Washington, D.C. all-news radio station WAVA.
She has also been similar to her father hence she enrolled at her father’s alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Couric served in several positions at UVA’s award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily.