Profile of the Day: Katie Couric
Happy birthday, Katie Couric! Today the popular journalist and talk show host turns 57. Born in Arlington, Virgina to Elinor Tullie and John Martin Couric, Katie has long been one of America’s favorite news correspondents. For 15 years, she co-anchored the highly successful morning news show Today before leaving to become the first woman to anchor CBS Evening News alone.
Her maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. In a segment for Today, she traced her paternal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century and became a broker in the cotton business.
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