Katie Couric returning to TODAY show as guest co-anchor
Katie Couric will return to the TODAY show on NBC for the week of Jan. 2 as a guest co-anchor.
Couric will fill in alongside Matt Lauer for Savannah Guthrie, who is on maternity leave following the Dec. 9 birth of her second child, Charles.
The spot will be a homecoming of sorts for Couric, who became a household name while serving as the show’s co-anchor from 1991 to 2006. Lauer, who has been on the show since the early ’90s, was Couric’s co-anchor for much of her time there.
Couric left in 2006 to become the first solo female anchor of a network evening newscast at CBS and is currently the global news anchor for Yahoo, where she’s been since 2014.
The TODAY show announced Couric’s return on Thursday morning and revealed that fellow former co-host Meredith Vieira will appear as a guest anchor in 2017 as well.
“It’s going to be fun,” Lauer said Thursday about Couric’s return. “It’s going to be a real look-back. A walk down memory lane.”