WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute announced today the election of Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric as a new member of its Board of Trustees. Ms. 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. Having her unique set of experiences will be of immense value to our board and to the future success of the Aspen Institute," said Chairman Robert K. Steel. "I look forward to seeking her counsel as she becomes involved in the Institute's leadership and in its programs and activities."
About Katie Couric Katie Couric is the Global Anchor for Yahoo News, award winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate and New York Timesbest-selling author.
In November 2013, Couric joined Yahoo as Global Anchor, where she helps develop Yahoo News' coverage, report on live events, and anchor groundbreaking interviews with major newsmakers.
Couric is an executive producer and narrator of Fed Up, a documentary about the alarming 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 (SU2C), co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff, and co-founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.
Born in Arlington, Virginia, Katie 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.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. www.aspeninstitute.org