Thursday, April 25, 2024

10 Years Later: Katie Couric Returning to the Today Show Monday Morning for One Week Stint


It’s been 10 years since Katie Couric left the Today show. And now she’s baaaack. On Monday morning Katie returns for a week to substitute for Savannah Guthrie, who’s on maternity leave. Next week, former co-host Meredith Vieira also comes back to fill in as well.

Katie has been tied to Yahoo for the last couple of years since leaving the “CBS Evening News,” where she anchored the news against a lot of odds. She held her own pretty well.

But her return this week with Matt and Al and the gang is a signal that all prior itchy-scratchiness is over. It doesn’t hurt that the Today show is a on a ratings roll, scoring a win last quarter against “Good Morning America” and its jackal like presentation. It would be swell to see Katie back on NBC again in some capacity.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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