Will Katie Couric, Matt Lauer Reunite on New Show?

Couric to appear on “Today,” and report says they’re talking about reuniting for new show

Last Updated: April 11, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

Katie Couric and Matt Lauer will reunite Wednesday when she apears on 'Today" — and The Wall Street Journal says the two are considering a long-term reunion on a new show.

Former NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker, a producer on "Today" when Couric and Lauer anchored it together, is among those talking about reuniting them on a new daytime talk show, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Also read: Katie Couric Fielding Offers From NBC, ABC, CNN

The person told the Journal that a new show with Couric and Lauer "would require a lot of complicated machinations to occur."

Couric will appear on "Today" Wednesday to promote her new book, her rep told TheWrap. She will also appear on "The Early Show" and "The View" on Tuesday.

The New York Post, meanwhile, reported that if Couric strikes a deal to return to NBC, it could require her to appear occasionally on"Today" — another scenario in which she and Lauer could reunite on air.

 

Couric, who is expected to leave "CBS Evening News," has been fielding offers from several networks. Lauer is under contract with "Today" until the end of 2012. The two appeared on the show together from 1997 through 2006, when Couric left for CBS.

Her replacement, Meredith Vieira, is expected to exit "Today" when her contract expires in the fall.

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