Are you missing some Katie Couric in your life? Well, you won't be for much longer. The former face of Today with Matt Lauer, and more recently, the first solo female anchor of the CBS Evening News has a new daytime talk show simply entitled Katie, premiering on ABC on September 10.
Couric, 55, who initially earned global notoriety for her gig as the bright and bubbly co-host of Today, made headlines in 2008 for a series of interviews she conducted with then-U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin. Many felt Couric's hard-hitting questions painted Palin in an increasingly negative light, helping Obama and Biden to win the election. Couric was later awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism Excellence, and the experience strengthened her reputation as not only a confident TV personality, but as a well-respected journalist as well. Katie Couric Is Single Again, Splits From Boyfriend Brooks Perlin
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It's no wonder that Katie will combine all elements of Couric's talent and personality.
The hour-long lifestyle show will be "a mixture of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Today," says Couric. It will focus on a variety of different news and world topics that not only her audience will care about, but also subjects that are especially important to Katie, like sex, fashion, celebrity culture and the process of aging.
Appearing on the cover of Good Housekeeping for its September 2012 issue, Couric reveals personal details of her life—like going through menopause, dating financier John Molner, 49, motherhood and her body image—which she'll also share on her show.
"I know it sounds corny, but I think the key to staying young is having joy inside you; being a caring, loving, generous person; and (having) a sense of humor," she shares with the magazine.
In addition to covering these topics, Couric will have a recurring section entitled "YOLO," meaning "You Only Live Once." She will invite her viewers to share their personal YOLO stories, and she'll live out some of her own personal YOLO moments as well! It promises to be one of the show's highlights.
So set your DVRs on September 10 to join Couric on this new chapter of her life … it's bound to be a fun adventure!
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