Info for Students » Uncategorized

Katie Couric returning to morning television by guest hosting ‘Good Morning America’ for a week

Katie Couric will be back to say “Good morning” to America at 7 a.m. Couric, who once hosted the Today Show before anchoring for CBS News, will co-anchor ABC’s Good Morning America for a week. In its announcement, ABC News said that Couric will co-anchor with George Stephanopoulos while Robin Roberts is on vacation. Couric will be on the show starting April 2. “You get to throw away your alarm clock for the week and she has to dust hers off,” Stephanopoulos joked to Roberts on GMA Thursday morning. “We’re thrilled to have Katie,” Roberts later told viewers. Couric wrote of her excitement on her Twitter page, which has over 400,000 followers. “Rise + shine! Excited to be back on morning TV next wk, guest hosting @GMA w/ @GStephanopoulos. #KatieOnGMA,” she first wrote. Later, she added that there is “Serious pressure filling in for the fab @RobinRoberts! #KatieonGMA.” She has also thanked several of her followers for congratulating her. TV Newser actually reported the news Wednesday, but it was not confirmed by ABC News until Thursday morning. Couric, who left the Today Show in 2006 to anchor CBS Evening News, is now working over at ABC and its parent, The Walt Disney Company. She will be launching her own syndicated daytime talk show called Katie, which will premiere in September. The ratings gap between the Today Show and GMA continues to grow smaller, notes The New York Times. While NBC’s program still dominates morning ratings, TV Newser reports that the week of March 12 showed the smallest gap in younger viewers between the two since July 2008. image courtesy of CBS

Comments are closed.