Could Yahoo's Global Anchor be headed back to the Today Show.
30 Rock is buzzing that Katie and Matt could be reunited on Today.
Word is that Couric is being considered as a substitute co-host for the “Today” show when co-host Savannah Guthrie goes on maternity leave this year.
“It makes perfect sense,” an NBC News staffer told the NY Daily News. “The viewers loved her and Matt Lauer together. This would be a chance to give them exactly what they want.”
Guthrie, 42, is five months pregnant and expected to be away from the show for a few months beginning in late summer.
There is almost no doubt that putting Couric in that spot would put the Today Show back on top in the ratings. It would be a stunt that would pay off for the Peacock.
NBC officials cautioned that there have been no official talks with Couric’s camp about the fill-in job and that another fan favorite, Meredith Vieira, has also been suggested as a possibility, along with current “internal talent.”
“With the ‘Today’ show in a good place, we are blessed with great talent and many options to temporarily fill Savannah’s chair while she’s on leave, but there’s no plan yet,” an NBC News spokeswoman said. “Stay tuned.”
It appears that Natalie Morales' rising star at NBC has started to fall. Back in the day, it would have been a no brainer that Morales would have filled in for Guthrie. The idea that NBC is looking outside for Guthrie's fill in, dose not bode well for Morales.