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Anna Hecht
Jan 07, 2016 @ 7:45 am

When we hear the name Katie Couric, the term "Girl Boss" immediately comes to mind. Why, you ask? Because she's a hard-hitting news anchor who's not only professional and poised, but she's also silly, kind, and caring. Couric truly can do it all, which she's proven time and time again. Happy birthday, Katie!

In 1979, the now-59-year-old first got her footing in media when she took a job at the ABC News bureau in Washington D.C. Later, she joined CNN as an assignment editor and, in the early '80s, Couric began reporting for a CBS-affiliate TV station in Miami.

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With a lot of experience under her belt, Couric continued to move her way on up the news ladder, even earning an Emmy for her reporting work in Washington D.C., before joining NBC News in 1989. There, she filled many different roles and was eventually named the anchor of Dateline. Then, in 2006, Couric decided to take a job at CBS to anchor the CBS Evening News, where she stayed until 2011. Today, the busy, can-do-all woman is currently employed by Yahoo! News, where she is their Global News Anchor.

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When Couric isn't updating viewers on what's happening around the world, she's busy posting to a different media platform: Instagram. There, the news anchor shares everything from her newest kitchen concoction to her latest and greatest celeb interview. Perhaps what we love most about Couric is her ability to truly do it all. Not only is she a professional genius in the newsroom, but she's totally sweet and personable behind the camera, too. See for yourself in the photos below, in which Couric proves she really can (and does) do it all. Congrats, Katie, on your birthday!

 

So excited to donate these kicks to @dressforsuccess on #givingtuesday when this great organization is collecting shoes for women looking for jobs! Time to clean out your closets and find some nice gently worn shoes everyone! Hope there are a lot of 61/2s out there! #GivingShoesDay ps Maisy not included! Pps I know it's gross I have all these shoes but they're from when I did my talk show. And I'm a hoarder!!!! Ppss this is Carrie's room I don't have an egg chair!

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:48pm PST

 

 

Wonderful night presenting the @maybelline "Make it Happen" Award to the lovely @lavernecox #2015FMAs @dailyfrontrow

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Sep 10, 2015 at 6:22pm PDT

 

 

 

Flexing my @NFL-ready muscles with the first female coach in the league, @welter47 Watch our complete interview: http://yhoo.it/1PLolBw​ ​

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:39am PDT

 

 

 

It's almost time for the @usopen! Who are your picks?

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Aug 20, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT

 

 

 

Back at @todayshow today taking about @vidcon, @shanedawson, @joeygraceffa and @harto! Don't miss it!

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Jul 30, 2015 at 5:18am PDT

 

 

 

Hanging with @karliekloss as she gets ready for the #CFDA awards! We're going to be live on #meerkat in a few minutes!

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Jun 1, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT

 

 

 

Off to the #metgala!

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on May 4, 2015 at 4:40pm PDT

 

 

I #lovetogive because scientists, survivors and fighters need our support! Hey @melindafrenchgates, @karliekloss, @marissamayer, @steveaoki, @thefatjewish - why do you #lovetogive? #tandcphilanthropy @townandcountrymag @jayfielden @su2c

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Apr 9, 2015 at 4:05pm PDT

 

 

Just got shagged! By Dana! #shob?

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:22pm PST

 

 

Glad I had the chance to talk about @su2c this morning on @todayshow. #standup

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Jul 9, 2014 at 7:42am PDT

 

 

 

 

Today is my assistant Meredith's last day so we threw her a party! (She's aiming for the piñata - not me!)

A photo posted by Katie Couric (@katiecouric) on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT

 

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