John Paul Monahan well-known as the first husband of American journalist, presenter, producer, and author Katie Couric. Also, he was a lawyer and NBC News legal analyst.

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John Paul Monahan's Siblings

John Paul Monahan was born on January 9, 1956, and also known as Jay Monahan. He was born and raised in Long Island, New York, in the United States of America. He was the son of parents, Carol Monahan (mother) and father John P. Monahan Jr. He possessed American nationality and white ethnicity.

Well, he was one of his parents’ seven children & grew up along with his siblings. Name of his siblings Chris Monahan, Clare Myers, Kathryn Monahan, Henry Monahan, Barbara Monahan, and Sally Monahan. In 1977, he graduated from Washington and Lee University located in Lexington, Virginia. Later, he joined Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C, and earned a law degree in 1985.

John Paul Monahan's Career

John Paul Monahan served as a legal analyst for NBC News. Likewise, he had covered high-profile trials for the network’s news programs. Well, his high-profile trials include the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, the Timothy McVeigh trial, and the Unabomber trial. Monahan had worked for cable webs CNBC and MSNBC. 

John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric
Caption: John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric (Photo: Instagram)

He served at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia as Judge Thomas Hogan’s clerk. He litigated criminal and civil law for Williams & Connolly in Washington from 1986 to 1993. He served in the New York office of Hunton & Williams from 1993 to 1994. Also, John was a Civil War enthusiast with an extensive collection of wartime memorabilia. 

John Paul Monahan's Net Worth At the Time of His Death

John Paul Monahan had an estimated net worth of $20 Million at the time of his death. Well, he had collected a hefty sum of money out of his professional career. Surely, John had lived a lavish life, when he was alive.

John Paul Monahan's wife Katie Couric sitting inside the car
Caption: John Paul Monahan's wife Katie Couric sitting inside the car (Photo: Instagram)

His wife Katie Couric has an estimated net worth of $110 Million. Also, she has an annual salary of $10 Million. Katie signed a $60 million contract back then the largest financial deal in television news history. Also, she signed a $40 million contract with ABC News in 2011.

John Paul Monahan's Wife; His Kids

Sadly, John Paul Monahan's blissful married life ended with his wife Katie Couric because of his death. The duo first met at a party in Virginia in the ‘80s while she was working at WRC. As per reports, they began dating in 1998 and after a year of their relationship, they got married. 

John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric in their wedding dress
Caption: John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric in their wedding dress (Photo: Twitter)

In a private wedding ceremony, John Paul Monahan tied the wedding knot in 1989. In 1991, he along with his wife Katie moved to New York City after a few years of their marriage. Out of their marriage life, they became parents of 2 kids (both daughters). 

John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric & their 2 kids
Caption: John Paul Monahan with his wife Katie Couric & their 2 kids (Photo: Instagram) 

On July 23, 1991, they welcomed their first daughter Ellie Monahan. Then, the couple blessed with their 2nd child, a daughter Caroline Couric Monahan, born on January 5, 1996. His daughter Elinor, who was 6, and Caroline, who was 2, when John died. 

John Paul Monahan's Cause of Death

In the year 1997, John Paul Monahan was diagnosed with colon cancer. However, he continued to work through treatments and surgeries. Well, John went from complete contentment to complete chaos in six hours of his life. 

Unfortunately, John Paul Monahan passed away on January 24, 1998, at the age of 42 while in treatment. He died while underwent surgery for cancer of the colon in Manhattan, New York, United States. John's cause of death colon cancer.

About John Paul Monahan's Wife Couric

John Paul Monahan's wife is an American journalist, presenter, producer, and author, born January 7, 1957. Her full name is Katherine Anne Couric & born in Arlington, Virginia. Katie is the daughter of  John Martin Couric Jr (father), and mother Elinor Hene. After working for many years, she eventually, became the founder of Katie Couric Media, a multimedia news and production company. Also, she publishes a daily newsletter, Wake Up Call. Couric was Yahoo's Global News Anchor from 2013 to 2017. 

Picture of John Paul Monahan's  wife Katie Couric
Caption: Picture of John Paul Monahan's  wife Katie Couric (Photo: Instagram)

All three of the Big Three American television networks have included Couric as a host; earlier in her career, she worked as an assignment editor for CNN. From 1989 to 2006, she worked for NBC News, from 2006 to 2011, for CBS News, and from 2011 to 2014, for ABC News. She was the first woman to host the main American edition of the game show Jeopardy! in its history when she made an appearance as a guest host in 2021. 

Picture of John Paul Monahan's wife Katie Couric
Caption: Picture of John Paul Monahan's wife Katie Couric (Photo: Instagram)

Katie co-hosted Today, served as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and was a correspondent for 60 Minutes, among other prominent presenting positions. The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, written by her in the year 2011, became a New York Times best-seller. Also, Couric has been married twice in her life.