Well, the announcements of awesome happenings at the conference continue to roll in, and today’s is a doozy: Katie Couric is a keynote speaker during lunch on Saturday, August 4th.
In case you live under a very large rock, Ms. Couric is a media superstar, with a long history of working in the national news media (since 1979). She’s best known for being a co-host of the Today Show from 1991 until 2006, when she then became the anchor of the CBS Evening News – becoming the very first woman to anchor the evening new on one of the big three television networks.
Ms. Couric has also been an active participant in social media, hosting an online news show from 2009 to 2011, as well as hosting a weekly web show on Yahoo since April. She’s also been involved with projects with bloggers on occasion (I participated in an online phone conversation with her a couple of years ago), so she seems like a natural fit for the BlogHer conference.
From the BlogHer press release about Katie Couric presenting at the conference:
“We are thrilled to host Katie at our annual conference, as she embarks on the next phase of her consistently groundbreaking career,” said Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founders. “We know that Katie’s personal and professional journey and her plans to use social media to invigorate the talk show format will resonate with the BlogHer community.”
If you’re wondering, the next step in Ms. Couric’s career is the launch of her new show, Katie, her new daytime talk show to launch this fall on ABC.
Looking forward to seeing her at BlogHer this fall!
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