Hoda fans will get a few extra hours of their favorite co-host in 2018, thanks to a new deal with NBC that will add Hoda Kotb as the official co-Anchor of NBC News’ TODAY. Kotb was announced as the newest co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY this morning, joining Savannah Guthrie. The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman, NBC News Group. The new anchor team debuted this morning.
Guthrie and Kotb will co-anchor the 7-9 a.m. hours of TODAY, along with weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. If you love seeing Kotb in her usual time-slot, don’t worry, she will also continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of TODAY with long-time co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline.” She has been co-hosting the fourth hour of TODAY with Gifford since 2008. While at NBC News, Kotb has been honored with Emmy awards, a Gracie award and an Edward R. Murrow award. She is also the host of “The Hoda Show on SiriusXM.” Kotb started her broadcast career in local news, anchoring and reporting for stations in New Orleans and Fort Myers.
Guthrie joined NBC News as a correspondent in 2007 and has been the co-anchor of TODAY since 2012. She also serves as the network’s chief legal correspondent. Prior to joining TODAY, Guthrie was the NBC News White House correspondent for three years. She has received Emmy awards, a Gracie award and a Matrix award for her work at NBC News. Guthrie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and began her career in journalism at local stations in Tucson and Washington, DC.
The co-anchor position was emptied when accusations of misconduct were brought to NBC concerning (the now former) host Matt Lauer. Kotb will be taking his place on the morning show, and 2018 is already looking a little brighter.