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September 01, 2009

Katie Couric

Couric has been co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show since 1991 and is a contributing anchor on Dateline NBC. She joined the Today Show in 1990 as its first national correspondent and worked her way up to substitute co-anchor and shortly thereafter, permanent co-anchor. From 1987 to 1989, Couric was a general assignment reporter at WRC-TV, the NBC television station in Washington, D.C., before joining NBC News in 1989 as deputy Pentagon correspondent. At WRC-TV, she won a local Emmy Award and an Associated Press Award for her work. In May 2001, Couric was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody award for her series "Confronting Colon Cancer." Couric has earned a total of six Emmy Awards, a National Headliner Award, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, an Associated Press Award, a Matrix Award, a Gracie Allen Award and was named the 2002 "Wow Woman of the Year" by Glamour magazine, and was awarded the Julius B. Richmond Award 2003 by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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