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Realscreen Summit to host keynote conversation with Katie Couric

Award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and bestselling author Katie Couric will take part in a special keynote conversation at the 20th anniversary edition of the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC. Couric launched ...
January 8, 2018

Award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and bestselling author Katie Couric will take part in a special keynote conversation at the 20th anniversary edition of the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC.

Couric launched her production company, Katie Couric Media in the spring of 2015 and has been actively involved in a number of scripted and unscripted projects, including Flint for Lifetime, Scraps for FYI, and Unbelievable for Netflix. She hosts an eponymous podcast on the Stitcher network with Brian Goldsmith, featuring conversations with boldfaced names in politics, media and popular culture.

Couric’s documentaries include: Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric, for National Geographic; Under the Gun, which aired on EPIX; and Fed Up, which looks at the roots of the obesity epidemic and is currently available on Netflix. Following the success of Gender Revolution, Couric is partnering with National Geographic on a six-part documentary series that will take a deep dive into the revolutionary changes and major social issues of our time.

She is also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA), initiatives launched by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). SU2C has raised over $500 million to fund scientific research teams that emphasize collaboration and innovation.

Couric joined CBS as the first woman at the helm of an evening news cast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Prior to that, she was the deputy Pentagon correspondent for NBC News. Couric served as the global news anchor for Yahoo News, interviewing a variety of leading political and cultural figures and anchoring breaking news coverage. Her daytime talk show, which was syndicated by ABC-Disney, aired from 2012 – 2014 and averaged two million viewers daily. It remains the highest premiere of any new daytime talk show.

Couric will take part in a special “fireside chat” at the Realscreen Summit on Sunday, January 28 at 5 p.m. Here, she will discuss her career to date, the current state of media and where it is headed, and reveal more about her upcoming series for National Geographic.

The Realscreen Summit takes place from January 28-31 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC. For more information on the event and registration, click here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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