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Katie Couric Out For Hoda’s Job On ‘Today Show’

More backstage drama as ex-host eyes a return amid turmoil!

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Katie Couric returned to NBC to cover the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics — prompting industry insiders to claim the ambitious ex-anchor is determined to replace Hoda Kotb and regain her former morning show glory!

Less than three months after Matt Lauer was fired in November over a series of sick sex scandals, longtime producer pal Don Nash announced that he was stepping down to spend more time with family.

A media mole refers to Nash as “very much entrenched in Lauer’s legacy,” though Nash denied having knowledge of Matt’s lecherous ways.

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“Matt and Don are out of the picture,” said an entertainment insider, “and suddenly ­Katie comes back. This has to be by design. Her new Olympic gig is not a coincidence!”

While Couric made millions after leaving “Today” in 2006, her reputation was tarnished by a series of high-profile flops. Insiders say she’s eyeing a return to Today — and the Olympics job gets her foot in the door!

“Katie was the first lady of ‘Today’ for many years,” dished an insider, “and now she has a clear shot at replacing  Hoda and regaining her place as top dog — without sharing the spotlight with Lauer!”