In college, at the University of Virginia, Couric worked on the school newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. Her first news job was with ABC News in Washington, D. Before joining NBC in 1987 through the Washington affiliate, Couric reported the news at CNN and in Miami, Fla.She moved up the big leagues at NBC in 1989 as deputy Pentagon correspondent.And it wasn't long before Couric was sitting on The Today Show couch as substitute anchor or co-host for any number of the famous names who graced the Today Show studio, including Jane Pauley, Bryant Gumbel, Maria Shriver and Faith Daniels.

7, 1957, in Arlington, Va., Katherine Anne Couric grew up in a family already immersed in news and communications.

Her father was a public relations executive and was once an editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Atlanta.

Her mother managed the home and was a part-time professional writer.

In high school, Couric cheered on the football team as a cheerleader and interned in news radio.

1 rated morning news/talk show to become the first female to anchor a nightly network newscast without a co-anchor. 5, 2006, Couric made her first broadcast on the CBS Evening News and was, at the time, the highest paid news anchor on television.

CBS hoped Couric would increasing ratings for its nightly news cast and chase both ABC and NBC - second and first, respectively, by wide margins - the gamble never really paid off.

Couric bettered the ratings of the previous anchor, but was never able to catch the other two networks.

Couric stayed with CBS for five years, announcing her departure in April 2011. Less than a month later, Couric announced that she would launch a daytime talk show.

Katie Couric has apologized for the “Under the Gun” documentary that aired on EPIX, saying she regrets the editing process that was “misleading.” The documentary came under scrutiny when it first seemed like a group of gun rights activists were stumped by her question about background checks, taking eight seconds to respond: “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from walking into, say, a licensed gun dealer and purchasing a gun?

” In a statement posted on the “Under the Gun” documentary’s website, Couric took responsibility and expressed regret for the editing process.

“As executive producer of ‘Under the Gun,’ a documentary film that explores the epidemic of gun violence, I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL),” she wrote.