Katie Couric Returns to NBC as Co-Host of Olympics Opening Ceremony

By Chris Ariens 

Katie Couric is back working for NBC, for one night only.

As Adweek’s Jason Lynch reports, Couric surprised a group of reporters during a media event at NBC this afternoon, ahead of the network’s coverage of the Super Bowl and the Pyeongchang Games.

Couric will co-host the Opening Ceremony for the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 9. alongside Mike Tirico. At the event, Tirico joked the two go way back, “to 45 minutes ago.”

Couric has co-hosted previous Opening Ceremonies during her time as co-host of the Today show. With Bob Costas, she co-hosted the Opening Ceremonies in Sydney in 2000, Salt Lake City in 2002 and Athens in 2004.

NBC Olympics programming and production president Jim Bell was Couric’s producer at the Today show for a time.

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