CLEVELAND - Last month, Katie Couric paid a visit to Cleveland as part of her "Cities Rising" series for Yahoo News.
The documentary series spotlights cities on the rise, making Cleveland, the city that had the best 2016 ever, a prime example.
In a Yahoo article published Wednesday, perfect timing as the NBA Finals move to Cleveland for Game 3, Steven Shapiro writes, "Once considered the 'mistake by the lake,' Cleveland is getting the last laugh. After a banner year in 2016 — playing host to the Republican National Convention and winning an NBA championship — the city is beaming with pride, and residents are eager to get the word out about everything the 'CLE' has to offer."
Couric and her crew highlight the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Metropolitan School District. They also visited the West Side Market, E. 4th Street and the Flats to explore the city's food and shopping scenes.
Couric also noted the growth of young entrepreneurs within the city, such as nonprofit group Jumpstart and Brandyn Armstrong, the inventor of the Studio Stick.
Couric also met with actor Matthew McConaughey, who has spent weeks in town filming "White Boy Rick." McConaughey is working with James Adams High School to empower students via his Just Keep Livin Foundation, Shapiro writes.
WKYC got to be part of Couric's visit, too, as she met up with Jim Donovan downtown on Lakeside Avenue, overlooking FirstEnergy Stadium.
"I think this is a period of such rancor and such division. It’s so wonderful to be able to celebrate a city on the rise, and Cleveland is our first stop because it has so much going for it," Couric told Donovan.
Click here to read Yahoo's full write-up on "Cleveland rocks: No 'mistake' about it."
View the trailer for Couric's "Cities Rising: Cleveland" below:
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