Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic
Reveals eating disorder struggle during interview with Demi Lovato
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2012 9:44 AM CDT
In this May 28, 2008 photo, Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS "Evening News," is interviewed on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Katie Couric seems to have it all, but during her early 20s she battled with an eating disorder, she says on today's edition of her daytime show, in a confession picked up by the New York Post. "I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that," Couric says while talking to Demi Lovato, who has also struggled with eating disorders. "And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself—whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless—that I would sometimes beat myself up for that."

Sources tell the Post Couric had bulimia from age 18 to 24, which included the beginning of her TV career, and that she eventually triumphed by seeing a therapist and doing research into the harm she was doing her body.

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Sep 27, 2012 1:41 AM CDT
Sep 24, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
Katie. I really like her. Loved her when she first came onto the Today show. She was a very bubbly person. She only suffered for 6 years with an eating disorder. God Blessed You Katie. I have been struggling with an eating disorder for 66 years. I have not seen your new talk show yet, but hope to watch it soon.
Sep 24, 2012 11:20 AM CDT
Crabby Katie Couric, ugliest nag on the planet. Worse ratings killer than Piers Morgan.