The NBC morning show “Today” has tapped a former longtime “Good Morning America” co-anchor for a temporary role as a special correspondent. TVNewser reports that Joan Lunden will join “Today” next week, as the show marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Lunden is featured with a bald head on the cover of People’s Oct. 6 issue, notes E! Online. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in June, the story adds.
Lunden will encourage women with breast cancer to take off their wigs next week on “Today,” TVNewser adds. Lunden, who co-anchored “Today” rival “Good Morning America” on ABC for 17 years, phoned in to the NBC show Wednesday, a day after she had a cancerous tumor surgically removed.
About going bald for People, she told “Today” co-host Matt Lauer, “It wasn’t a comfortable decision, but I knew it was the right decision.”