Morning Madness: Katie Couric And Sarah Palin Go Toe-To-Toe In Daytime Talk Battle


Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is set to guest host NBC’s ‘Today’ Show opposite Katie Couric’s ‘GMA’ reprise on Tuesday, April 3rd. This head to head show -down is said to be a ratings tactic to pin the two networks against each other. It may also incite a bit of a cat fight as well. 

Conservative Sarah Palin has worn many hats throughout her career and now, and now she will add morning show host to her resume. The former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate will take a seat on NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, April 3. Palin will “reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before” during the guest hosting stint, according to NBC’s website.

Palin’s appearance comes during the same week that longtime Today host Katie Couric is slated to fill in for Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Couric will appear on the rival program for the full week of April 2 while Roberts is on vacation. After 15 years of hosting Today, Couric left NBC in 2006 to anchor the CBS Evening News. The 55-year-old signed a record $40 million deal with ABC in June, acting as a special correspondent for the network’s news programs. She will also host her own syndicated daytime talk show, Katie, beginning in September.

For Palin, the new gig expands her growing television resume. Following an unsuccessful run for the vice presidency in 2008, Palin has become a regular on the Fox News Channel as a paid contributor.