Katie Couric to Guest Host 'The View'

After signing her talk show deal at ABC, the former CBS news anchor will appear on the network's morning show.
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Katie Couric has been tapped to guest co-host ABC's chat-fest The View on Aug. 3.

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The announcement follows the former CBS News anchor's decision to join ABC as a syndicated talk show host and sometimes news contributor last month. In fact, offering the latter was a critical piece to nabbing Couric, who considers herself a journalist first. 

As part of her rich deal at the Disney-owned network, she will be anchoring specials, contributing interviews and participating in special events coverage across ABC's dayparts.

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To kick it off with The View is particularly fitting. After some 15 years at NBC's Today, Couric is no stranger to morning show banter -- and softening her image with lighter fare is an important piece of marketing as Couric readies for her talk show premiere next fall. 


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