Today Show's Newest Addition

Congratulations to Hoda Kotb who has officially become the Today’s Show co-anchor, officially replacing Matt Lauer. Kotb has been a long time NBC commentator, and this has been the first time two women have hosted the show, making it a prominent achievement.

After the extensive sexual harassment allegations against Matt Lauer, in November, his career was abruptly ended. He was fired from NBC and is now the center of a scandal.

Kotb is thrilled to be the official co-host. According to CNN, “She joined the network in 1998, first as a correspondent on the ‘Dateline’ newsmagazine. She has been co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of ‘Today,’ a freewheeling talk show with Kathie Lee Gifford, since 2008.”

The show officially having two female anchors is said to be a very profitable franchise, due to the fact that “Today” has a very prominent female audience. Senior Gianna Masi shared her thoughts of the event, “It’s so great to hear of her as the new replacement. She definitely deserves the position.” Kotb’s new partner, Savannah Guthrie, is thrilled  “We are kicking off the year right, because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of ‘Today,’” This is said to be a great decision and the studio is looking forward to what’s to come.

Lily Lockwood