Katie Couric: My Daughters Get Mortified When I’m On Twitter

Katie Couric graces the cover of the April issue of Prevention looking fab in a blue dress. In the interview – the 55-year-old former Today Show host talks about her daughters Ellie, 20, and Carrie, 16, staying fit and her new show Katie.

On if her daughters tweet as much as she does: “No, they don’t. In fact, they get mortified when I do it. I think it’s hard for them sometimes to have a mother who is a public figure and that people sometimes say not very complimentary things about. Carrie follows me, and I think Ellie does too—a lot of their friends follow me, so it’s sort of fun. But they’re not super into tweeting. They do enjoy Facebook, that’s for sure.”

On if her daughters will follow her path in media: “Ellie is figuring it out right now. She loves to write, and she’s a very people-oriented person. She also teaches sex education and nutrition to kids in public school in New Haven. It’s part of a Youle program. She may go to law school; her dad was a lawyer. Carrie is pretty remarkable and incredibly smart as well. I don’t know what she wants to do. She’s only 16, so she has time. You want to guide them, but you don’t want to push them in a particular direction, because you want them to have the opportunity to discover for themselves what they feel passionate about.”

On exercising: “I do Spinning and Pilates in the morning, between 8:30 and 10, maybe 4 or 5 times a week. I used to play tennis once a week, but I kept missing my class. I want to get more into yoga this year. I think it’s important for someone my age to stay flexible. And it’s a great stress reducer. I’ve tried hot yoga, but it’s pretty tough for me. I usually feel like I’m going to pass out.”

On what viewers can expect from her new show, Katie:
“My show will be premiering in September 2012.  And I hope it will be sort of smart with heart…that’s what the marketing folks have called it and I actually think it’s something that I have always tried to aspire to be; you know, I’ve always tried to have a certain level of intelligence as well as have a certain level of humanity when I interact with people, so we’re going to be tackling all sorts of issues. We’re going to be talking about parenting issues; we’re going to be talking about issues facing the country, but in a very accessible, compelling way.”

To read more of Katie’s interview visit Prevention.com.

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