All weekend NBC's Today show was teasing a "legend" who
would return to the program on Monday morning, which turned out to be former
Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira.
Vieira announced that she will rejoin Today for its coverage
of the Summer Olympics in London. Today regularly sends its anchors to the site
of the Olympics for two weeks during NBC's coverage of the Games.
"Of all the things that I did when
I was on the Today show for five years, I think the Olympics was my very
favorite experience," Vieira said.
She will also host the opening ceremony with Matt Lauer and
On Tuesday, Ryan Seacrest will make a surprise announcement
which could include a role for the multi-hyphenate host in NBC's Olympics
coverage as part of a new deal with parent company NBCUniversal.