Continued from page 1

Katie Couric greeted early-morning network viewers for 15 years, and she’ll soon be adding one more week to that resume.

The former “Today” co-host will substitute on ABC’s “Good Morning America” next week for the vacationing Robin Roberts, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The move, which will place her alongside George Stephanopoulos, was announced on the show’s Thursday morning broadcast.

Ms. Couric, who left NBC’s “Today” in 2006 to anchor “CBS Evening News,” signed a record $40 million deal with ABC in June. She has acted as a special correspondent for the network’s news programs, including “GMA” and “Nightline,” and will host her own syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie,” starting in September.

‘Idol’s‘ Archuleta preps for Mormon mission

“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta has posted a farewell YouTube video to fans as he prepares for a two-year Mormon mission in South America.

According to the Associated Press, the 21-year-old singer said in a video blog posted Wednesday that his contact with fans will be limited while he’s in the undisclosed country.

He reportedly entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on Wednesday as a precursor to the assignment.

Mr. Archuleta competed on the seventh season of “American Idol” and has since released three albums. He announced at a December concert that he would be going on a mission, like many young men in the church.