Katie Couric to Host ‘Foreverglades’

Katie Couric

Katie Couric

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. – Television personality Katie Couric will host the ninth annual “Foreverglades” gala at The Breakers on Feb. 15, 2014.

Actor Michael Keaton is honorary chair of the benefit for the Everglades Foundation. The Zac Brown Band is the music headliner.

The Everglades Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994, provides science-based expertise to help guide decision-making on Everglades’ restoration issues. Paul Tudor Jones II is chairman.

Couric is the host of “Katie,” a daily syndicated talk show. Last year she agreed to develop news coverage for Yahoo! News, where she will report on live events and conduct newsmaker interviews.

Previously, she served as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today Show” for 15 years and, at CBS, was the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. She also served ABC as a special correspondent.

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Couric is co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff, and co-founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

“We have an amazing line up of celebrity support to kick off our 20th anniversary celebration,” said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation CEO. “Restoring and protecting America’s Everglades is very important to all of us and having Katie, Michael and Zac lend their support in bringing attention to this cause is humbling not only for me but for the entire organization and its supporters.”

Keaton became popular for comedic film roles such as the title character in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” and as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the movies “Batman” and “Batman Returns.” His other film work includes “Night Shift,” “Mr. Mom,” “Clean and Sober,” “Pacific Heights” and “Jackie Brown,” and he has also provided voice work for Pixar’s “Cars” and “Toy Story 3.”

For ticket and sponsorship information for the “Foreverglades” benefit, call (212) 245-6570, or e-mail,

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