NBC Will Air Winter Olympics Live in All Time Zones; Katie Couric Will Co-Host Opening Ceremonies

She replaces Matt Lauer, who had co-hosted during previous Games

Katie Couric hosted previous games in Athens, Salt Lake City, and Sydney. Cindy Ord/NBC

With the Winter Olympics just three weeks away, NBC has made a surprise-yet-familiar pick—Katie Couric—to co-host the opening ceremony in the wake of Matt Lauer’s departure from the network.

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