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Christie to guest-host 'Today' later this month

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Photo -   FILE - This April 30, 2013 file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a town hall meeting on Long Beach Island, in Long Beach Township, N.J., where Superstorm Sandy caused heavy damage. Christie will guest-host the "Today" show later this month. NBC announced Tuesday, May 7, that Christie will be a co-host for an hour of the May 24 show, which will broadcast from the Jersey shore as part of its “Great American Adventure” road trip. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)
FILE - This April 30, 2013 file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a town hall meeting on Long Beach Island, in Long Beach Township, N.J., where Superstorm Sandy caused heavy damage. Christie will guest-host the "Today" show later this month. NBC announced Tuesday, May 7, that Christie will be a co-host for an hour of the May 24 show, which will broadcast from the Jersey shore as part of its “Great American Adventure” road trip. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will guest-host the "Today" show later this month.

NBC announced Tuesday that Christie will be a co-host for an hour of the May 24 show, which will broadcast from the Jersey shore as part of its "Great American Adventure" road trip. A location for the appearance hasn't been finalized.

The road trip segment involves the show's anchors traveling together to five U.S. destinations in a single week. Christie has stressed the Jersey shore's importance as a tourist destination in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Christie joins Sarah Palin and Laura Bush as other political figures who have co-hosted an hour of the morning show.

The Republican governor is running for a second term. A spokesman confirmed Tuesday Christie had undergone weight loss surgery in February.

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