Katie Couric, who is now an anchor at Yahoo after the cancellation of her show Katie due to low ratings, will not be returning to the Today Show for a few short stints, as was initially expected. Couric, who co-hosted the Today show from 1991 until 2006, was offered one-day guest host appearances with Matt Lauer while regular Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave. Couric expected a more long-term set of appearances over a period of two weeks to promote her new role as global news anchor at Yahoo, according to an inside at NBC, but since this is not what the station had in mind, they turned her down.
Ironically, it was covering Deborah Norville’s maternity leave in 1991 that earnings Couric a spot on the today show that lasted 15 years. After leaving the show, she became an anchor on “CBS Evening News” for 5 years before starting her own show.
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A representative for Couric said, “She loves the folks at ‘Today’ …. but nothing has changed.”
Here’s something Couric has done for which we will remain forever grateful: