Katie Couric to Join Glamour as Monthly Contributor
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning journalist Katie Couric has joined Glamour magazine as a monthly columnist, editor-in-chief Cindi Leive announced today. Couric, the anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, will interview the world’s most captivating women, starting with an exclusive talk with First Lady Michelle Obama for the magazine’s December issue.
In a monthly Q&A column, Couric will explore what makes her subjects so inspiring to other women and girls, something the groundbreaking journalist is particularly interested in. Whether she’s sitting down with a head of state, a pop star or an athlete, Couric will speak with the female figures young women most want to hear from right now — in the candid, intimate, provocative way that only she can.
“Young women in this country grew up with Katie Couric — and her Sarah Palin interviews last year had them glued to their TV sets,” says Leive. “It’s not just that she’s a dominant figure in news to them, which she is — it’s that she has the human touch it takes to get into the personalities behind the news, and that makes her perfect for Glamour readers.”
Glamour reaches one in every 10 women in America with its sharp and smart mix of fashion, news and health coverage. Couric joins an illustrious group of writers who have contributed to the magazine, including Mariane Pearl, Eve Ensler, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Nora Ephron, Robin Givhan, Wes Craven, Sheila Weller, Tonya Lewis Lee, Sue Halpern, Mary Karr, Stephen Colbert and Carole Radziwill.
In addition to her role as anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, Couric is also a 60 Minutes correspondent and anchor of CBS News primetime specials. Couric led critically acclaimed coverage of the historic 2008 presidential election, and has reported on and anchored newscasts and broadcasts for some of the biggest domestic and international stories, conducting exclusive interviews with President Obama, John and Elizabeth Edwards, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Michael J. Fox, among many others. The RTNDA honored CBS Evening News With Katie Couric with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in both 2008 and 2009. Also in 2009, USC’s Annenberg School for Communication awarded Couric with the Walter Cronkite Award for Special Achievement for “National Impact on the 2008 Campaign.” Prior to joining CBS, Couric spent 15 years as co-anchor of NBC News’ Today.