Katie Couric Returns to 'Today,' Says She's 'Figuring Out' Career


Former "Today" show host Katie Couric returned to her old NBC morning program Wednesday and told host Matt Lauer she is currently "figuring out" what to do next in her career.

"It's so weird to be here in this role, but it's great to see you," Couric told Lauer, who jokingly responded: "You want this chair?" The former NBC anchor -- who currently hosts "CBS Evening News" -- replied: "No, no I'm fine right where I am."

Couric's contract at CBS expires in June and she addressed recent reports that she would be leaving "CBS Evening News."  "I love doing my job at the 'CBS Evening News,' I really do, and I'm just in the middle of figuring it out. I just don't know, honestly," she told Lauer.

When Lauer pressed further and asked whether Couric had already made a decision, she responded: "No, I really haven't. I'm in the middle of figuring it out, of figuring out where would be the best place for me, what would be the best job for me."

Couric did say one of the possibilities is to stay at "CBS Evening News" and she promised Lauer: "I'm going to call you as soon as I know." She said she is considering doing a syndicated show where she can cover topics more in-depth and where she would have "a little more wiggle room for me to show my personality."

Couric appeared on "Today" to promote her new book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, which she describes as a collection of advice from well-known newsmakers and celebrities she has gotten to know over the years.