Katie Couric to Co-Host NBC Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

She’ll join Mike Tirico in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month

Last Updated: January 17, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

Katie Couric will join Mike Tirico next month as co-host of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on NBC.

Couric has previously worked the gig from Sydney in 2000, Salt Lake City in 2002 and Athens in 2004. She also covered six Olympics on the “Today” show during her run as co-anchor from 1991-2006.

“During my years at NBC, I loved covering the Olympics and showcasing the hard work, dedication and perseverance of athletes from around the world,” Couric said on Wednesday. “The Opening Ceremony will be a chance for South Korea to share its culture and customs and for the international community to celebrate this unparalleled display of athletic achievement and sportsmanship. There’s nothing quite like it.

“I’m also looking forward to working with Mike, who brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to everything he does,” she added.

Couric will contribute to NBC Olympics coverage in the days following the Opening Ceremony with commentary and Olympian interviews, per the network.

Tirico was previously announced as NBC Olympics’ primetime host, succeeding Bob Costas in the role.

Additionally, Joshua Cooper Ramo rejoins NBC’s Opening Ceremony coverage. He also worked the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony.

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony airs February 9 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.