Barbara Walters and Katie Couric
Life before and after becoming a journalist
- Born to Dena Seletsky and Lou Walters.
- Had a sister who died in 1985 and a brother who died in 1932
-Lived in Massachusetts, Miami Beach, and New York City
-Graduated from Birch Wathen School in 1947
How Barbara became a Journalist
-She produced shows from 1953 to 1954
-She became a writer for The Morning Show in 1955-In 1961 she was hired to research and write for The Today Show
-She got her big breakthrough when she got to travel with The First Lady.
-1964 became a co-host and earned the nickname "The Today Girl"
Highlights of her career
- Traveled with President Nixon to China
-In 1975 won her first Daytime Emmy for best host in a talk series
-In 1988 Won the Overseas Press Club's highest award, The Presidents Award
-In 1990 was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame
-1991 earned the lifetime achievement award for her work in journalism.
-In 1999 interviewed Monica Lewinsky, an interview that became the highest rated news cast ever broadcast on a single network
-In 2000 she became the highest paid news host of all time earning about $12 million a year
-In 2013 Walters announced her retirement from television journalism.
What did she bring to journalism
A word to describe Barbara
Five questions that i would ask Barbara
- What inspired you to be a journalist?
- Was is your proudest achievement?
- Were you given any advice during your career that has stuck with you?
- Why do you think you were able to gain so much popularity in journalism?
- Do you have any regrets of things you did during your career?
"I can't remember a time when I didn't know Joan Rivers — as we had been friends for decades.
We met years ago at NBC and there may have even been a bit of competition between us in the beginning, but I loved being with her. She was wonderful company because it's rare when someone as public as Joan can be as open and honest about herself as she was.
I don't think she ever believed she was the star she wanted to be, but she was perennial and dependable. But make no mistake — she was a star. She was also a trailblazer who paved the way for female comics.
Her greatest success in life, I think, is her daughter Melissa, who is a wonderful woman. There was a closeness and a sweetness between them. Joan was a great mother, and we liked to talk about our children, who are the same age."
- Full name Katherine Ann Couric
- Born 07 January 1957
- Born in Arlington, Virginia
- 4 siblings
- She has raised thousands of dollars to the foundation that supports the cancer awareness of colon cancer that claimed her husband when he was only 42
How she became a journalist
- Katie started working as a desk assistant at ABC.
- After she was offered a job at CNN to be a reporter for the next seven years.
- Then was offered a job at NBC to become there white house corespondent.
- Then she began to substitute for their regular anchor Deborah Norville there morning new show.
- Soon after she replaced Deborah, "Today became one of the most watched tv shows watched.
- Then after 15 years she was offered a job at CBS to become an anchor for the show Evening show with Katie Couric.
- During that show she became the first woman to fly solo as an anchor for the evening news.
- And now works for Yahoo as she interviews several people online
What she will be remembered for
one word to describe her
Bio of Katie Couric
what she brings to journalism
Highlights of her career
- Becoming the first women to fly solo on an evening talk show in America
- Crashing the republicans chance at winning the election for president in 2009
- Being an influential women to all women
some of her views
- She felt everyone should have equal rights when it comes to who can be a journalist or not
- Her political views on journalism are small but are considered by many
- She felt very strong about journalism being a way for other people to have a voice
Five questions for Katie
- What inspired you to become a journalist
- How did you cope with your husbands death during your career
- Do you regret leaving ABC
- Was your first high school job really serving ice cream
- What would you change about journalism and its political views if you could