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Katie Couric to Co-Host NBC’s Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Katie Couric will return to NBC next month as co-host of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony from PyeongChang, South Korea, giving the former “Today” co-anchor her fourth stint in a unique TV event.

Couric will co-host the live broadcast with NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico on Feb. 9. Tircio is taking over NBC’s Olympics hosting duties from Bob Costas.

Jim Bell, president of production and programming for NBC Olympics, said he directly reached out to Couric a few weeks ago, noting that she has also co-hosted opening ceremonies three times before, in places like Sydney, Australia. “It’ s a hard job” that requires some experience, he said.

The opening ceremony will be available as a live stream for the first time starting at 6 a.m. via NBC Sports’ various websites and apps, NBC said.

Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira co-anchored NBC’s opening ceremonies for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

 

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