NEW YORK (WECT) - Hoda Kotb has been named co-anchor of the TODAY Show, NBC News announced Tuesday morning.
Starting today, Kotb will co-anchor the 7-9 a.m. hours of the show with Savannah Guthrie. She also will continue to co-host the 10 a.m. hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Kotb replaces Matt Lauer, who was fired in November for alleged sexual misconduct.
Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for Dateline. Since 2008, she's co-hosted the fourth hour of the TODAY show with Gifford.