Katie Couric is going back to “Today” — but only temporarily.
The veteran newswoman back to her old stomping ground for a week in January, against her ex-co-host, Matt Lauer, ET confirms.
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Couric, who left “Today” full-time in 2006 to lead the “CBS Evening News,” subbing in for Savannah Guthrie, who is on maternity leave since the birth of her second child on Dec. 9.
This is not the first time that the 59-year-old Couric returns to “Today”. She came back to the morning news program as a guest to promote Stand Up to Cancer in 2008, and to the promoting of her book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” in 2011.
Since 2014, Couric has served as a global news anchor for Yahoo News, and they made a documentary about gun safety. Previously, she hosted a syndicated talk show, “Katie”, from 2012 to 2014.
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She also addressed rumors that she would return to “Today” to fill in during Guthrie’s maternity leave from two years ago, while a guest co-hosting stint was never completed.
“That’s very flattering, and I love my friends at NBC, and it is very flattering, even the speculation,” Couric said at the time.