Hoda Kotb Is The New Co-Anchor Of The ‘Today’ Show
After Matt Lauer was fired for alleged sexual harassment claims, NBC’s Today show was in need of a new co-anchor — and they found it in Hoda Kotb.
Hoda will be joining Savannah Guthrie during the first two hours of the morning news program, while continuing to cohost the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
“It’s 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of Today,” Savannah announced this morning. “This has to be the most popular decision NBC News have ever made and I’m so thrilled.” Hoda joked that her name was “pronounced right and everything,” adding, “I’m pinching myself.”
Hoda joined Today in 1998 as a correspondent for Dateline, and has been a continual substitute for the anchor chair over the years. “Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running,”
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in a statement to Page Six. “They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of TODAY.”