Katie Couric Set to Host the XXIII Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony

PM ET Couric To Co Host Olympic Opening Ceremony on NBC Joins Tirico in PyeongChang

PM ET Couric To Co Host Olympic Opening Ceremony on NBC Joins Tirico in PyeongChang

Couric confirmed the news with a post on Instagram with new co-host and NBC Sports host Mike Tirico. The ceremony takes place in South Korea on February 9. "There's nothing quite like it".

Couric, 61, covered six Olympic games for NBC and has previously hosted opening ceremonies in Sydney, Salt Lake City, and Athens.

The news of Couric's new gig comes just months after former "TODAY" anchor Matt Lauer was sacked from NBC in November following an alleged incident that happened at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. News. After Verizon purchased Yahoo! a year ago and renamed it Oath, Couric ended her contract.

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The announcement was made by Jim Bell, NBC's president of Olympics production and programming, on Wednesday.

Couric says she will try to balance political issues without overshadowing the stories of the athletes.

"We have been eagerly awaiting Mike's first prime time Olympic hosting duties, and now, with Mike and Katie, viewers will have two pros, and two terrific storytellers leading the way", Bell added.

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Tirico works his first opening ceremony. He hosted the Closing Ceremony in the 2016 Rio Olympics. It is a memorable moment for North and South Korea since they will march as a unified Olympic team in the torch-lighting and parade of nations ceremony.

In the days following the opening ceremony, Couric will contribute to NBC's coverage, offering commentary and interviewing select Olympians.

The live stream will not include the commercial breaks that will appear on TV coverage of the ceremonies.

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