Hoda Kotb has been named permanent co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” program alongside Savannah Guthrie. The new anchor team debuted this morning.
Kotb, who joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline,” has co-hosted the 10am hour of “Today” with Kathie Lee Gifford for almost a decade, and that will continue. She will simply expand her role to include the 7-9am hours with Guthrie, stepping in to replace the disgraced Matt Lauer.
Kotb has been in the role in an ‘interim’ position since Lauer’s departure in November. The appointment is the first time that two women will be the program’s official main hosts and will be the only morning news show currently on air with all female anchors.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 2, 2018
Source: The New York Times