Katie Couric to kick off the new year with ‘Today Show’ gig

TodayFor NBC and “The Today Show,” it looks as though they are getting back into some old habits early in 2017 — and they are likely going to be some habits that people out there will appreciate.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, you are going to have a chance to see Katie Couric return to the morning show, which she was a part of as a co-host for fifteen years starting in 1991, for a week span starting on January 2. She’s rejoin her former co-host Matt Lauer to cover some major events of the morning for several shows, and for those of you who crave nostalgia, or what we consider to be the golden age of this morning show, this week will be right up your alley.

As for the whereabouts of one Savannah Guthrie, she will continue to be on maternity leave. Guthrie is not going anywhere, though, having signed a lengthy deal to remain as the co-host of the show alongside Lauer. This is just a smart way for both NBC and also Couric (who now works with Yahoo as their global anchor) to get a little bit of further publicity and relive a few old memories here and there.

Now, let’s just hope that there are some great things to discuss, given that 2016’s been a rough year and we could absolutely use a little bit of happiness and joy coming into the new year. It’s a chance to start everything off with some hope before we see whether or not it teeters in a good or bad direction.

For now, let us know what you think about the idea to bring Couric back in the comments, and stay tuned! We’ll be back soon with some further news on all this morning TV.

Also, we hope everyone out there is enjoying a wonderful holiday, no matter what you celebrate. (Photo: NBC.)

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