Couric, Kent to be honored

Museum of Moving Image hand out awards

The Museum of the Moving Image is set to honor Katie Couric and Turner CEO Phil Kent at its annual gala on May 5 at Gotham’s St. Regis Hotel.

Couric, who in 2006 became the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news show, has previously been honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 2008 and 2009, among other kudos.

Kent became CEO of Turner in 2003 and currently oversees the company’s domestic and international networks, as well as advertising and distribution.

The museum’s new expansion is skedded for completion this fall, when director Rochelle Slovin plans to unveil the upgraded facility that will be double its current size.

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