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Katie Couric will co-host Winter Olympics opening ceremony for NBC

Katie Couric is returning to NBC as a co-host of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the network announced Wednesday.

Couric will join Mike Tirico for the event that kicks off NBC Sports coverage of the Games on Feb. 9.

Couric is a former co-anchor of NBC’s “Today,” where she became one of television’s most popular personalities. “Today” was the most watched morning program during the last 15 years of her tenure, which ended in 2006.

Couric left “Today” to become anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” a job she held for five years. Most recently she has been at work on a six-part documentary series for National Geographic Channel.