Speaker's Biography:

Katie Couric
Global News Anchor, Yahoo

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, cancer advocate and New York Times best-selling author. She is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. Since it was launched in 2008, more than $500 million has been pledged to support its collaborative research programs. Couric joined Yahoo in 2014 as the Global News Anchor. She created an independent production company, Katie Couric Media in 2015 where she is actively producing a number of scripted and unscripted projects. Couric is the executive producer of the documentaries: Fed Up, which looks at the obesity epidemic; Under the Gun, which traces the history of gun violence in America; and Gender Revolution, which explores our scientific, cultural and historical understanding of gender. In 2006, Couric became the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast as solo anchor of CBS Evening News.  Couric joined CBS News after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. She has won numerous awards including a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and multiple Emmys.

Twitter: @katiecouric

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