Iconic Journalist Katie Couric Relaunches Her Award Winning iHeartPodcast ‘Next Question with Katie Couric’

Premiere Episode Features Bob Saget’s Widow, Kelly Rizzo, and Longtime Friend John Stamos in Emotional Conversation About the Beloved Actor

The all-new season of 'Next Question with Katie Couric' is out today with new episodes every Thursday -- listen HERE

WHAT: iHeartPodcasts and Katie Couric Media today relaunched the award-winning podcast, “Next Question with Katie Couric.” Katie is back on the mic with intimate, urgent and unexpected conversations – this time with a new twist. Along with her signature in-depth one-on-one interviews, she’ll be joined by a number of special guest hosts for a series of “Katie Plus One” episodes. Together they’ll get to know some of the world’s most interesting and influential people and explore the big ideas percolating in the zeitgeist--but with a focus on slowing down, diving deep, and connecting with each other, a reprieve from a culture obsessed with hot takes and surface-level small talk. Tune in every Thursday and join Katie Couric and her guests for a conversation that feels like a warm hug and a seat at the table.

In the season premiere, Katie is joined by Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, to interview John Stamos, Saget’s former “Full House” co-star and close friend. They get the full story on early "Full House" drama and the life-changing experience that brought that cast together. Future episodes include Katie and Kara Swisher’s interview with Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom for a deep dive on the past, present, and future of social media and Katie and author Kelly Corrigan’s conversation with David Brooks about the growing social disconnect in our culture and how we can bring people closer together.

WHO: Katie Couric (@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of her memoir, “Going There,” which was published in October 2021. She is also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) which has raised more than $700 million for cancer research. Couric was the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, serving as anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” from 2006 to 2011 following 15-years as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show.”

In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media (KCM), which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, “Wake-Up Call”, the “Next Question” iHeartPodcast, digital video series and several documentaries. You can find it all at katiecouric.com

WHEN: Listen to new episodes of “Next Question with Katie Couric” every Thursday.

WHERE: “Next Question with Katie Couric” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

About Katie Couric Media

Founded by award-winning journalist, Katie Couric and her husband John Molner, Katie Couric Media creates high-quality content in collaboration with purpose-driven brands that sparks curiosity, elevates conversation, inspires action and moves the world forward. Katie Couric Media recently launched a new website and produces a newsletter, Wake-Up Call; podcast, Next Question; original video, including short-form digital series such as #SeeHer Story, The Bright Side, TIME Reports with Katie Couric, Daring to Disrupt and Thank You Notes; as well as documentaries and scripted series. Couric (@KatieCouric) is a number one New York Times best-selling author of her memoir and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. For more information, visit KatieCouric.com.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.