Hoda Kotb named co-anchor of TODAY Show

Hoda Kotb named co-anchor of TODAY Show

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.

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