NBC will be turning back the clock next month, at least for a week.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Couric will co-anchor Today the first week of January while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave. Couric co-anchored NBC’s morning show alongside Matt Lauer, and before that, Bryant Gumbel, from 1991-2006, a 15-year span during which Today was regularly the leader in the morning show wars. Couric moved from mornings at NBC to evenings at CBS in 2006, anchoring the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric from 2006-2011.
This won’t be Couric’s first reunion with Lauer. She returned to her old stomping grounds on April 13, 2011 to promote her book The Best Advice I Ever Got, in 2011. She was also considered to fill back in April 2014 when Guthrie was on maternity leave after the birth of her first child.
Couric is the global news anchor for Yahoo News, a company she has called home since 2013.
Today is coming off a solid week in which it beat both Good Morning America and CBS This Morning across the board. Will the show maintain its recent hot streak with Couric briefly back on-board?