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Why Katie Couric’s Return to NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Won’t Be Happening

Aug 19, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Despite indications that former “Today” regular Katie Couric was headed back to the NBC morning program as a guest host, that plan is now dead, reports the New York Post’s Page Six. The publication reports that the arrangement was quashed because Couric insisted on a longer run and network executives refused.

Couric was asked to be a guest host for one day, returning to the side of Matt Lauer while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave, the story notes.

“We hear NBC offered one-day stints to Couric and other special guests, including Jane Pauley and Barbara Walters. But Couric turned it down, saying she wouldn’t accept a one-day role,” the publication reports. “Well-placed NBC sources say Couric insisted on a longer relationship of up to two weeks” and executives balked.

A representative for Couric said, “She loves the folks at ‘Today’ and is flattered by the speculation, but nothing has changed.” Representatives for “Today” had no comment.

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