Katie Couric to Return to 'Today' as Guest Anchor for a Week

The former 'Katie' host will return to the NBC morning show starting January 2, filling in for Savannah Guthrie who is on maternity leave.

AceShowbiz - %cKatie Couric% is heading back to "Today". The former NBC News anchor is tapped as a guest co-anchor on the NBC morning show for a week in 2017. She will join %cMatt Lauer% starting January 2, filling in for %cSavannah Guthrie% who is on maternity leave after she gave birth to her second child on December 9.

Couric co-anchored "Today" from 1991 until 2006. She left NBC for CBS, where she became an anchor and managing director of "CBS Evening News" as well as a correspondent for "60 Minutes". She departed the Eye in 2011 when her contract ran out. The 59-year-old journalist became a special correspondent for ABC News from 2011 until 2013, and has been global news anchor for Yahoo! since 2014.

Couric has never co-hosted "Today" since her departure from the show, though she has returned as a guest. She once appeared on "Today" rival, "Good Morning America" on ABC, in 2012 as a guest co-host.

"Today" has also tapped %cMeredith Vieira% and %cNatalie Morales% as co-anchors for a week each in January.

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