NBC Brings Back Katie Couric

Jan 17, 2018  •  Post A Comment

NBC, where Katie Couric spent the largest single chunk of her TV career, is bringing Couric back for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Couric, who worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006 — following a stop at CNN early in her career and preceding stints at CBS News (2006-2011) and ABC News (2011-2014) — will co-host the opening ceremony next month in South Korea, the AP reports.

The Feb. 9 ceremony will be live-streamed by NBC for the first time, with Couric joining Mike Tirico, who is replacing Bob Costas as the prime-time host of the Olympics.

“The torch-lighting and parade of nations that begins every Olympics took on greater resonance Wednesday with the announcement that the rival Koreas will form their first unified Olympic team and march together in the ceremony,” the AP notes.

The report adds: “The decision to live-stream the ceremony starting at 6 a.m. ET in the United States takes some critical heat off NBC. Some fans thought it odd that during the 2016 summer games in Brazil, NBC allowed every competition to be shown live online but not the opening ceremony. The live-stream will be available for free to cable subscribers.”

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