Katie Couric: The Truth Behind the Friendly Face

Born in Virginia

The Katie Couric story begins on January 7, 1957, in the city of Arlington, Virginia. It was on that day and in that city that Katie’s parents, Elinor Tullie and John Martin Couric, Jr. welcomed little Katherine “Katie” Anne Couric into their lives.

Katie Couric attends an event.

Photo by Heather Wines/CBS

Katie was Elinor and John’s second daughter. Their other daughter, Emily Couric, was born in 1947, 10 years before her little sister. Katie’s mom was a homemaker, and her father worked as a public relations executive and news editor with the United Press in Washington, DC.

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