Katie Couric On Being Called “Perky”

“["Perky"] used to bother me because I thought there was a sexist undertone to that word. It meant shallow and cute, but not somebody who had any depth. It did become a pejorative word, but listen, it’s better than ‘bitchy.’”

“CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric on the “perky” label she earned while co-hosting “Today” for 15 years. I don’t recall anyone calling Matt Lauer “perky,” do you? If I had to host “Today” starting at 7 a.m. every day, “bitchy” would totally be the word they’d use to describe me. [NY Times Magazine]

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