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Infortainer–Katie Couric January 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferlyn @ 7:13 pm

Katie Couric has achieved many things throughout her career. In September of 2006, she became the first woman to solo-anchor the weekday evening news. In 2006, she also moved from NBC to CBS. Couric first became well-known as a co-host of the Today Show on NBC. She is currently the anchor and managing editor of the CBS evening news. She began her reporting career when she was hired by Stan Hooper as a desk assistant for ABC News. In the animated move Shark Tale Katie did the voice of a news reporter named “Katie Current.” She co-hosted the live coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade between 1991 and 2005. She has interviewed many international political figures including Presidents Jerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, both George Bush’s, and Bill Clinton. She won the Peabody Award for her series on Colon Cancer.

Katie Couric has been criticized for blurring the lines between entertainment and reporting. It has been said that her choice of short skirts while on the Today Show has led to her legs being one of the most widely identified aspects of her onscreen persona as well as the subject of many commentaries and websites.

In order to be a more serious journalist she might want to wear pants or longer skirts. I think people would take her more seriously if she chose more serious work instead of working on projects such as Austin Powers and animated movies. She should focus more on news instead of entertainment and comedy. I think if she did all of the above items people, especially women, will respect her more and look up to her. I think she will also be taken more seriously by everyone if she focused more on important news coverage than entertainment.


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