Published Jan 02, 2018Hoda Kotb has replaced Matt Lauer as an anchor on NBC's daily morning show, Today.
As announced on this morning's broadcast, Kotb has officially joined Savannah Guthrie as the program's co-anchor. She will perform the role for the first two hours of the show, starting at 7 a.m. EST, and will continue her co-hosting duties of the 10 a.m. hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Kotb has co-hosted the fourth hour of the program with Gifford since 2008, though she got her start with the network as an NBC News correspondent in 1998.
Kotb stepped into the interim co-anchor role at Today last month, following the departure of Lauer.
Lauer was fired from the network back in November for "inappropriate sexual behaviour." More accusers later came forward with further allegations of sexual misconduct against Lauer, prompting an apology from the former Today star.