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Katie Couric (b. 1957) is a television journalist currently serving as a special correspondent for ABC News and currently hosts her talk show, Katie on ABC. Previously, she served as the host of NBC's Today Show from 1991 to 2006, the CBS Evening News from 2006 to 2011, and @katiecouric, a weekly one-hour interview program for CBSNews.com. She has appeared on Sesame Street and in the video Learning to Share.

Couric contributed a "Zesty Tomato-Thyme" recipe for Miss Piggy's 1996 cookbook, In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy. Couric also contributed the "Hangin' with the Girls" artwork for Sesame Workshop's 1998 art exhibit, Art From the Fuzzy and Famous, and hosted the 2003 Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala.

She also appeared in the celebrity version of "Sing" on a 2000 episode, and appeared in the Muppets' music video for "She Drives Me Crazy".

Couric began her broadcast career at ABC News in their Washington, D.C. bureau, before moving to CNN. After a stint in Miami, Couric worked as a reporter for WRC-TV for two years.

Aside from her journalism career, Couric was a longtime host of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, traded positions with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, appeared as herself on the sitcom Murphy Brown, and made a cameo as a prison guard in Austin Powers in Goldmember.

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