HODA KOTB ANNOUNCED AS NEW ‘TODAY’ SHOW CO-ANCHOR

NBC News announced yesterday (January 2nd) that Hoda Kotb will be the new co-anchor of the Today show’s first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer after he was fired in November over sexual misconduct charges. Kotb will also continue to co-host Today‘s fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. It will be the first time in the show’s history that it will be co-anchored by two women, however it’s not a first for morning show TV, because Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts co-hosted ABC’s Good Morning America in the 2000s. Kotb had been filling in for Lauer since the day his dismissal was announced.