Hoda Kotb Is the New Co-Host of the Today Show

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Kotb. Photo: Jason Kempin / Stringer/2017 Getty Images

The Today show has a new (official) co-host. Hoda Kotb is joining Savannah Guthrie following Matt Lauer’s high-profile exit from NBC following sexual misconduct allegations. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack announced the happy Today news in a memo, and the pair confirmed it on air. Guthrie said, “This has got to be the most popular decision NBC news has ever made.”

The duo are also the cover of this week’s People magazine. Guthrie told People of their friendship, “We’re sort of like sisters, and everybody wants a sister.” Sounds like there may be white wine at 7 a.m. now.

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