Former longtime Today show co-host Katie Couric will return to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. She will join ESPN sportscaster-turned NBC Sports host Mike Tirico, who had succeeded Bob Costas.
“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 in a statement to NBC Sports. “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 said.