Emily Couric

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Emily Couric (June 5, 1947[1] – October 18, 2001) was a Democratic state senator[2] from Charlottesville.

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Couric was born to Elinor (Hene) Couric and John Martin Couric and is the sibling of Clara Couric Batchelor, John M. Couric, Jr., and former Today co-host and present CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. When she died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 on October 18, 2001, her sister Katie Couric gave a eulogy at her funeral, pointing out that it irritated Emily when people asked her if she was Katie Couric's sister and that "I just want you to know I will always be proud to say 'I am Emily Couric's sister'."

In April 2011, the University of Virginia Medical Center opened the Emily Couric Cancer Center on the corner of Jefferson Park Avenue and Lee Street.

Couric served on the Charlottesville School Board from 1985 to 1991, including a stint as chair in 1990 and 1991. [3]


  1. "Emily Couric" at findagrave.com.
  2. "Emily Couric, 54, Virginia State Senator", The New York Times, October 19, 2001
  3. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, July 1, 1991.

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