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Katie Couric switches sides, heads to 'GMA'

Brittney Elkins

Katie Couric left Today in 2006.

Katie Couric will do a week-long morning news stint on Good Morning America

Katie Couric will return to the morning news desk next week but surprisingly not on the set of Today.

ABC announced Thursday that Katie Couric will be a guest co-host on Good Morning America next week while anchor Robin Roberts is on vacation.

Katie Couric was a co-host of Today for 15 years before leaving in 2006. Good Morning America is Today’s rival wake-up show, so it will be interesting to see how the two compete next week.

Today insiders told that jaws were dropping all over the Today newsroom when the announcement was made. They also reported that producers are anxious to stay strong in the ratings next week and will be booking guests that will keep viewers tuned in to NBC.

The week-long stint on Good Morning America does not mark a permanent return to morning news for Katie Couric, but it is part of her growing relationship with ABC. Katie Couric will host a new talk show, Katie, debuting on ABC in September.

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