About Emily Couric
Emily Couric (June 5, 1947 – October 18, 2001) was a Virginia Democratic state senator from Charlottesville.
Couric was born to Elinor (Hene) Couric, 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.. Although her mother was Jewish, Couric was raised Episcopalian. Couric's maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. Couric is the sibling of Clara Couric Batchelor, John M. Couric, Jr., and former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.
When she died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 on October 18, 2001, her sister Katie Couric gave a eulogy at her funeral. She pointed out that it irritated Emily when people asked her if she was Katie Couric's sister. In remembrance, Katie said "I just want you to know I will always be proud to say 'I am Emily Couric's sister'."
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Virginia Health System's hospital, pays tribute to Emily Couric's efforts to obtain funds for cancer care and research in Virginia.