OCCUPATION: CBS News anchor
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 1
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 2
PRO: First female solo anchor of a major television network's weekday evening newscast, correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes, and host of CBS News primetime specials.
CON: Couric's ratings have consistently dropped since her debut on CBS Evening News, and her recent interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards in which she asked pressing questions about his ability to run a presidential campaign while his wife had incurable cancer, drew ire from many critics.
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