With longtime host Matt Lauer dismissed from NBC’s “Today” show due to sexual harassment charges, the popular morning talk show had been looking for a replacement.
This morning, host Savannah Guthrie made the announcement that Hoda Kotb will permanently fill Matt Lauer’s position as the co-anchor of NBC’s premiere morning show.
Kotb, who joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline,” has been a frequent substitute in the “Today” anchor chair over the years. She became a fixed presence in the spot after Matt Lauer was fired.
Now with two female leads, Guthrie said, “It’s 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of Today. This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made!”
“When you click with someone, man, woman, it doesn’t matter. If it works, it works,” Kotb said. “We’re sort of like sisters.”
Indeed, the two have hit it off like sisters, and the chemistry seems as though it will have longevity with the two at the helm of the show.
The anchors, along with their colleagues, toasted at the end of the second hour of their first official show together. We’d also like to give a cheers to many years to come for the two female anchors!