Katie Couric and Matt Lauer in talks to reunite: report
Katie Couric is planning her post-CBS News career, and it might involve a familiar face. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both are reporting that there have been discussions to reunite Couric with her Today Show co-host, Matt Lauer, on a new daytime talk show. Couric is currently negotiating her exit from the CBS Evening News, which she has hosted since 2006. Lauer’s NBC contract runs until the end of 2012, so a reunion might prove difficult, though there’s been speculation that he intends to leave Today. “There have been a lot of rumors and speculation circulating through the press, and we’d prefer not to comment on any of it,” NBC says in a statement. “Matt Lauer is under contract with NBC News for a long time.”
However, the duo’s old Today producer, former NBC top executive Jeff Zucker, is reportedly advising Couric on her future plans. Representatives for CBS, as well as Couric and Lauer, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.