Katie Couric elected to Aspen Institute board

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Katie Couric

The Aspen Institute announced Monday the election of Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric as a new member of its board of trustees. Couric will serve a three-year term that begins immediately.

“Katie Couric has had a remarkable career as an iconic broadcast journalist, as an author and as a cancer advocate,” Chairman Robert K. Steel said. “Having her unique set of experiences will be of immense value to our board and to the future success of the Aspen Institute.

“I look forward to seeking her counsel as she becomes involved in the Institute’s leadership and in its programs and activities.”

In November 2013, Couric joined Yahoo as its global anchor, where she helps develop Yahoo News’ coverage, report on live events and anchor interviews with major newsmakers.

Couric is an executive producer and narrator of Fed Up, a documentary about the spread of childhood obesity, which was released in spring 2014.

In September 2006, Couric joined CBS News and became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show.

Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer, co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lilly Tartikoff and co-founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a focus on American studies. She lives in New York with her husband, John Molner.