"I think he had puka shells on -- that was kind of a weird thing." PHOTOS: OMG! "I can't say that I was devastated that neither called me back," she confided. "[He said] ' Katie, I have a question for you, are you seeing anyone?' And I thought, this is so beyond creepy that Rabbi Shmuley is hitting on me. will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?Born Katherine Anne Couric, on January 7, 1957, in Arlington, Virginia, Couric was the youngest of four children of John, a retired journalist and public relations executive, and his wife Elinor.Couric graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a degree in American Studies. C., to begin a career in television news reporting.She also reported for nearly every television news broadcast across ABC, CBS and NBC.Couric's first book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times best-seller.she traced her patrilineal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U. in the 19th century and became a broker in the cotton business.Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister.
Some of her most important notable roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and correspondent for 60 Minutes.For the next seven years, Couric worked at CNN bureaus around the country as a producer and, when she could, as an on-air reporter.In 1987, she returned to Washington and took a job as a reporter at an NBC affiliate station there.Couric's first job was as a desk assistant at ABC, where she worked under anchorman Sam Donaldson, among others.Shortly thereafter, she began working at the Washington bureau of the fledgling Cable News Network (CNN).