Katie Lee Joel (born 1981 in Huntington, West Virginia) is a celebrity and television personality. She is the third wife of the prolific musician Billy Joel. Before her marriage to Billy Joel, she received her Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Currently, Joel is writing her first cookbook, to be published by Simon & Schuster. She regularly appears on Extra as a special correspondent. She is a contributing editor to Gotham magazine, and her culinary and lifestyle column, "Katie's Kitchen," is published weekly in its sister magazine Hamptons. In 2006, she hosted the first season of Bravo's Top Chef. She has also appeared on Martha, Today, Iron Chef America, The Early Show, and Fox News. She has been featured in publications like People, In Style, Life and Style, Celebrity Living, and The New York Dog Magazine.
Joel sits on the council of Chefs for Humanity, a group that provides humanitarian aid worldwide and she is also a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an organization that educates and mentors women in the culinary profession.
In July 2005, Joel created the foodie website OliveAndPeach.com with partner Aleishall Girard. The website ceased updating in September 2006.
She married musician Billy Joel at their home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on October 2, 2004. Alexa Ray Joel, Billy's then 18-year-old daughter from his marriage to Christie Brinkley, served as maid of honor. The couple resides in the New York area.