Hoda Kotb is taking over the Today show. Recently, NBC announced Kotb will replace Matt Lauer as the series’ new co-anchor.
In November, NBC fired Lauer over reports of behavioral misconduct. In his place, Kotb will host the show’s 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. hours in addition to her co-hosting duties with Kathie Lee Gifford during the 10 a.m. slot.
Kotb told E! News Lauer had only kind words to say about her new job:
“He was sweet this morning. Certain texts popped up, and there was one from Matt: ‘Congratulations!’ And he said some nice words.”
Read more info from NBC below:
NEW YORK – January 2, 2018 — Hoda Kotb has been named co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY joining Savannah Guthrie. The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman, NBC News Group. The new anchor team debuted this morning: http://on.today.com/2CFbCBk
Guthrie and Kotb will co-anchor the 7-9 a.m. hours of TODAY, along with weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. Kotb will also continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline.” She has been co-hosting the fourth hour of TODAY with Gifford since 2008. While at NBC News, Kotb has been honored with Emmy awards, a Gracie award and an Edward R. Murrow award. She is also the host of “The Hoda Show on SiriusXM.” Kotb started her broadcast career in local news, anchoring and reporting for stations in New Orleans and Fort Myers.
Guthrie joined NBC News as a correspondent in 2007 and has been the co-anchor of TODAY since 2012. She also serves as the network’s chief legal correspondent. Prior to joining TODAY, Guthrie was the NBC News White House correspondent for three years. She has received Emmy awards, a Gracie award and a Matrix award for her work at NBC News. Guthrie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and began her career in journalism at local stations in Tucson and Washington, DC.”
What do you think? Do you watch Today? Are you glad Hoda Kotb is the new co-anchor?