Katie Couric to Co-Anchor ‘Good Morning America’ Next Week:Nearly six years after she signed off from the “Today” show, Katie Couric is making a return to the mornings filling in next week for Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America.”
The fill-in, joining George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Sam Champion and Lara Spencer comes as “Good Morning America” continues to chip away at the perennial morning show leader, “Today,” where Katie Couric spent more than 15 years. During the week of March 12, the younger viewer gap between the two shows was the smallest since July 2008.
We hear Roberts will make mention of the fill-in during the 8am hour of tomorrow’s show.
Katie Couric set up shop at ABC News last Spring after spending five years at CBS News. She will launch her syndicated talk show “Katie” in the fall. Katie Couric has hosted a few specials for the network and went on GMA last November to promote her Regis Philbin hour, but this is the first time she’s anchored since leaving the “Today” show in 2006. Katie Couric returned to “Today” last April to promote her book “The Best Advice I Ever Got.”
Katie Couric to return to morning TV, on ‘Good Morning America’ for one week
Breakfast news veteran Katie Couric is returning to morning TV, but just for a week.The former CBS News anchor, who spent 15 years on NBC’s “Today” show, will sit in for Robin Roberts on ABC’s “Good Morning America” next week.
“We’re thrilled to have Katie,” Roberts said announcing the news on air during “GMA” Thursday.
It will be Katie Couric’s first time back on the mornings since she left NBC in 2006 for CBS News.Katie Couric left CBS last year for a multi-platform package with the Disney Co. that includes the creation of a daytime talk show set for this fall and work with ABC News.
Rise and shine! Katie Couric to guest host ‘Good Morning America’
Katie Couric is going home again. No, she’s not returning to NBC. But she is returning to morning television — if only for a week. The former Today Show host will fill in for a vacationing Robin Roberts on Good Morning America next week. “Katie Couric is going to be sitting in this chair next to George Stephanopoulos,” Roberts said to viewers this morning. “We’re thrilled to have Katie.”
Katie Couric followed with a tweet: “Serious pressure filling in for the fab @RobinRoberts !” she tweeted. “Rise + shine! Excited to be back on morning TV next wk, guest hosting @GMA w/ @GStephanopoulos.”
Katie Couric will guest-host on ‘Good Morning America’
Katie Couric is returning to morning TV, for a week anyway. But what’s got people raising their eyebrows is where she’s doing it — ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Katie Couric, who has a deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television for a daytime talk show called “Katie,” which will debut in September, will be filling in for regular GMA co-host Robin Roberts, who is off on vacation next week.
Roberts made the official announcement Thursday morning and Katie Couric tweeted, “Rise + shine! Excited to be back on morning TV next wk, guest hosting @GMA w/ @GStephanopoulos. #KatieOnGMA.”
The news can’t be welcome over at Katie Couric’s old home at NBC. While “Today” is still the No. 1-ranked morning show, “GMA” is on the rise. According to the average ratings for the week of March 12, “Today” was just 260,000 viewers ahead of “GMA,” the smallest gap between the two since July 2008.
Katie Couric made her name on “Today,” where she began as a national correspondent in 1989. She soon became the permanent co-anchor in 1991 when Deborah Norville didn’t return to the show.
In 2006, she left “Today” to become the anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” where she stayed for nearly five years.Katie Couric will be an early riser all next week.
ABC announced Thursday that the former “Today” show anchor will be guest-hosting “Good Morning America,” the rival wake-up show at Katie Couric’s current workplace, the Associated Press reports.
Beginning Monday, Katie Couric will sub for the vacationing Robin Roberts. She will appear for the week alongside Roberts’ regular co-host, George Stephanopoulos.
Katie Couric was co-host of NBC’s “Today” for 15 years before leaving the network in 2006. Before jumping to ABC last year, she was at CBS, where she anchored the “Evening News.”
Katie Couric to Guest Host on ‘GMA’
Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She serves as Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials. Starting on September 6, 2012, she will host Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. She has anchored the CBS Evening News, reported for 60 Minutes, and hosted Today and reported for Dateline NBC. She was the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks.Katie Couric’s first book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives was a New York Times best-seller.
Katie Couric Early life and career
Katie Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Elinor Tullie (née Hene), a homemaker and part-time writer, and John Martin Couric Jr., a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Her mother was Jewish, but Katie Couric was raised Presbyterian. Katie Couric’s maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. In a report for Today, she traced her paternal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the nineteenth century and became a broker in the cotton business.
Katie Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School and was a cheerleader. As a high school student, she was an intern at Washington, D.C. all-news radio station WAVA. She enrolled at her father’s alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Katie Couric served in several positions at UVA’s award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. During her fourth year at UVA, Katie Couric was chosen to live as Head Resident (RA) of The Lawn, the heart of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village. She graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on American Studies.
Katie Couric Television career:Katie Couric Career beginnings
Katie Couric’s first job in 1979 was at the ABC News bureau in Washington, D.C., later joining CNN as an assignment editor. Between 1984 and 1986, she worked as a general-assignment reporter for WTVJ in Miami, Florida. During the following two years, she reported for WRC-TV, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., work which earned her an Associated Press award and an Emmy.
Katie Couric on NBC
Katie Couric joined NBC News in 1989 as Deputy Pentagon Correspondent. From 1989 to 1991, Katie Couric was an anchor substitute and filled in for Bryant Gumbel as host of Today, Jane Pauley, and Deborah Norville as co-anchor of Today, Garrick Utley, Mary Alice Williams, and Maria Shriver as co-host of Sunday Today, and John Palmer, Norville, and Faith Daniels as anchor of the former NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise. She also subbed for Daniels, Norville, and John Palmer as the news anchor on Today.
Katie Couric Today (1991–2006)
In 1989, Katie Couric joined Today as national political correspondent, becoming a substitute co-host in February 1991 when Norville had a baby. Norville did not return and Katie Couric became permanent co-anchor on April 5, 1991. In 1994, she became co-anchor of Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric—an evening time weekly TV newsmagazine with Tom Brokaw—which was later canceled and folded into part of Dateline NBC, where her reports appeared regularly and she was named contributing anchor. She remained at Today for fifteen years with co-host Matt Lauer and NBC News until May 31, 2006, when she announced that she would be going to CBS to anchor the CBS Evening News, becoming the first solo female anchor of the “big three” weekday nightly news broadcasts.
While at NBC, Katie Couric occasionally filled in for Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News. From 1989-1993,Katie Couric also filled in for Maria Shriver on the Sunday Edition of NBC Nightly News and for Garrick Utley on the Saturday Edition of NBC Nightly News.
Katie Couric hosted or worked on a number of news specials, like Everybody’s Business: America’s Children in 1995. Similar entertainment specials were Legend to Legend Night: A Celebrity Cavalcade in 1993, and Harry Potter: Behind the Magic in 2001. Katie Couric has also co-hosted the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. She has broadcast with Bob Costas, beginning with the 2000 Summer Olympics. She did not co-host the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy because of a scheduling conflict with a live taping of Today. Brian Williams co-hosted with Bob Costas instead.
Katie Couric has interviewed many international political figures and celebrities during her career, including Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and First Lady Barbara Bush. John F. Kennedy Jr. gave Katie Couric his first and last interviews. Katie Couric has won multiple television reporting awards through her career, including the prestigious Peabody Award for her series Confronting Colon Cancer. Couric has also interviewed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Senator Hillary Clinton (her first television interview), Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and Laura Bush.
On May 28, 2008, Katie Couric made a return visit to Today since leaving almost two years to the very day back on May 31, 2006. She made this appearance alongside her evening counterparts, NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams & ABC World News’ Charles Gibson, to promote an organization called Stand Up to Cancer and raise cancer awareness on all three major television networks; ABC, CBS & NBC. Katie Couric, Gibson and Williams made appearances together on all three major network morning shows, first on CBS’s Early Show, then on NBC’s Today and finally on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Katie Couric Katie (2012-)
On June 6, 2011, ABC announced that Katie Couric signed a record $40 million contract, and would begin hosting a daytime talk show for its Disney-ABC Domestic Television arm that would debut in September 2012. Katie Couric would also contribute to ABC News programming.