Katie Couric, 50
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
Love Line: Currently single, but has been linked to athlete Brooks Perlin; widowed in 1998, when her husband of nine years, Jay Monahan, passed away after a battling colon cancer. They have two daughters, Elinor, 15, and Caroline, 11.
Milestones: After a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC's Today, last year Couric became the first female anchor of a major daily newscast – the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.