|This research examines the life and career of Katie Couric as a woman of prominence who is at the peak of her career. The plan of the research will be to set forth the course of her rise to the pinnacle of her life's work, and then to discuss evidence of her being socialized to succeed, as against evidence of exploitation or compromise of her ambitions. Influences on her life, including role models, will also be discussed.
Although as a cohost of the Today Show Katie Couric has one of the most recognized faces in the United States, her celebrity status was not the result of a protracted and difficult rise to fame. According to published reports, Couric was born Katherine Anne Couric in 1957 and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979; her degree was in American Studies. After graduation, her father, a journalist and public relations worke