Katie Couric’s Father, Journalist and PR Executive John Couric, Dies at 90

By Alex Weprin 

Journalist and public relations executive John Couric has died at age 90. Couric was the father of  soon-to-be ABC host Katie Couric.

The elder Couric was a journalist and editor for United Press, reporting throughout the Southeastern U.S., before moving into public relations. Among other entities, Couric worked for the National Association of Broadcasters, a trade group which counts all of the major broadcast television organizations as members.

You can learn more about Couric’s life from his obituary in the Washington Post.

On Twitter, Katie Couric thanked people for their support:

“Thank you to all the kind people expressing their sympathy to my family. The loss is profound and I am grateful for your support.”

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