Katie Couric is back on morning television. For a week, anyway.
The former Today host, who left to anchor the CBS Evening News six years ago, will fill in for 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, confirming the report. “We’re all thrilled to have Katie.”
Couric’s ABC deal for a new syndicated daytime show includes ABC News duties, and she joins GMA when the morning show's ratings are on the rise.
For the most recent week, GMA averaged 4.73 million total viewers and a 1.9/12 among adults 25-54, compared to Today‘s 4.99 million and 1.8/14.
Couric tweeted of the pressure to keep it up:
“Serious pressure filling in for the fab @RobinRoberts! Rise + shine! Excited to be back on morning TV next wk, guest hosting @GMA w/ @GStephanopoulos.”