This isn’t the first time the 59-year-old Couric has returned to Today. She came back to the morning news program as a guest to promote Stand Up to Cancer in 2008 and to promote her book, The Best Advice I Ever Got, in 2011.
Since 2014, Couric has served as global news anchor for Yahoo News, and she produced a documentary about gun safety. Previously, she hosted a syndicated talk show, Katie, from 2012 to 2014.
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She also addressed rumors that she would be returning to Today to fill in during Guthrie’s first maternity leave two years ago, though a guest co-hosting stint never materialized.
"That's very flattering, and I love my friends at NBC and it's very flattering, even the speculation,” Couric said at the time.