You’ll Never Guess What Hoda Kotb’s Salary Is Compared to Matt Lauer’s

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The world smiled bigger yesterday when they found out that Hoda Kotb made history by landing Matt Lauer’s old position as anchor of the Today show. Would you believe she’s getting paid $18 million less than him, though?

NBC sources tell Page Six that Hoda’s contract is $7 million a year, the same as Savannah Guthrie. Matt, on the other hand, was making a whopping $25 million until he was fired after being accused of sexual misconduct.

One show insider said, “Hoda isn’t complaining about the money. She has landed the big job she always dreamed of, and most definitely deserves. Plus, Matt’s salary reflected the long time he was on the show — 25 years. If things go well, Hoda could ask for more next time if she re-ups her contract. But the figures underline the huge wage disparity at NBC News.”

Read more at Page Six.

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