05/08/2014 09:07 am ET Updated May 08, 2014

Katie Couric Pretty Definitively Shoots Down 'Today' Rumors

To those hoping to see Katie Couric back on "Today" in the coming months: not so fast.

Couric recently sat down with CNN's Bill Weir, who asked her if she would ever go back to "Today." "I don’t think so," she said. "No, no, no.”

Her comment comes amidst rumors that NBC News is toying with the idea of Couric filling in for Savannah Guthrie, who is going on maternity leave later this year. Couric — who is now Yahoo's global news anchor, and is wrapping up the last season of her daytime show — reacted to the report earlier this week, saying that she finds the idea "flattering."

"I had a wonderful 15 year run at the Today show, and I’m still in touch with them,” she told Weir in the interview that aired Wednesday night. “So, you know, they’ll always have a special place in my heart.”

NBC News president Deborah Turness also addressed the rumors in a recent interview with the New York Times. She said that viewers can expect "Today" to keep its "momentum going with our own homegrown talent with perhaps a few surprises mixed in.”

(h/t Mediaite)



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