John M. Couric Dies

by ARLnow.com June 24, 2011 at 9:09 am 3,657 8 Comments

Long-time Arlington resident John M. Couric has died.

Couric, the father of former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric, died Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 90.

Couric started his career as a newspaper and wire service reporter, before eventually jumping into the public relations field. He was a Navy veteran during World War II, according to a Washington Post obituary.

In an interview with the Archive of American Television (see clip, below), Katie Couric discussed her father’s journalism career and his influence on her own career.

  • Ben

    Ugh – Parkinson’s disease is so horrible. I wish it on no one.

  • CrystalMikey


  • D. Winstein

    Anyone know where the Couric house is in Arlington?

    • Tabby

      Uh, no, why? Do you plan to stalk the family?

  • dallia

    I live up the street from them. Mr Couric was the nicest man. He will be missed.

    • Westover

      For Sure! RIP Mr. Couric.

  • D. Winstein

    Tabby, it is only a matter of curiosity.

    • atown

      I’m not 100% sure where, but I do know that they’re in the Williamsburg area, or at least an extension of the family was as I went to school with Katie’s nephew. They’re a great family.


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