"I'm very happy to be returning to the network where I began my career as a desk assistant in 1979," Couric, 54, says in a statement.
"It is tremendously exciting to have the creative freedom to develop my own show ... and to contribute to such a vibrant, innovative news division."
Since leaving the anchor chair of the CBS Evening News last month after five years in the job, Couric, it was rumored, has been developing a daytime talk show.
And while the format of the new show has yet to be finalized, Couric is excited to get to work. Says the TV veteran: "I can't wait to be part of this incredibly talented, visionary team."
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