NBC announced Tuesday morning that Hoda Kotb has officially been named co-anchor of the Today show. [She replaces Matt Lauer, who was fired from the network after allegations of sexual harassment.]
Kotb will join Savannah Guthrie on the 7 through 9 a.m. hours of the Today show, and will also continue to co-host the 10 a.m. hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
"This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made, and I am so thrilled," Savannah Guthrie said. "Hoda, you are a partner, and a friend, and a sister, and I am so happy to be doing this."
How do you feel about the big announcement?
so is hoda getting matt lauer's salary or— Johanna Barr (@johannabarr) January 2, 2018
Hoda is good people. A kind soul.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 2, 2018