Today in New York, Hoda Kotb was officially announced as the permanent co-host of NBC's Today Show.
Savannah Guthrie made the exciting announcement Tuesday, January 2nd, morning to kick-off the new year on Today! "This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made," Guthrie said while sharing the news. "There's no one I'd rather be sitting next to in 2018 than you," Kotb said.
Kotb joined the network in 1998, first as a correspondent on the "Dateline" newsmagazine. She has been co-hosting the 10a.m. hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2008! NBC says Kotb will continue to co-host that hour in addition to her now early shift.
Before the show NBC News chairman, Andy Lack, announced Kotb's promotion in a memo just before the show Tuesday morning.
"Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running," Lack wrote. "They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of 'Today.'"
Al Roker and Carson Daly are the other two members of the 7 to 9 a.m. "Today" cast.