Katie Couric farewell party seems endless

Ratings figure in long NBC goodbye

Critical Eye

May 28, 2006|By DAVID ZURAWIK | DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC

"They say, Katie, you're like a flame / into our lives you came." -- lyric from Stone Phillips' "Goodbye to Katie"

TODAY / / 7 a.m. weekdays / / Katie Couric's final day on the show is Wednesday / / WBAL (Channel 11)

Couric at a glance

Born:

Jan. 7, 1957

Hometown:

Arlington, Va.

Education:

Bachelor's degree, University of Virginia

Awards:

Peabody

Joined "Today" as co-anchor:

April 4, 1991

Most memorable story:

Couric had a colonoscopy on TV on March 6, 2000, to heighten awareness of the procedure

Family:

Two daughters. Husband Jay Monahan died in 1998 of colon cancer.

Next up:

She takes over in September as managing editor and anchor of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

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