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Hoda Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show

January 2, 2018 GMT

Hoda Kotb will join Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY Show, network officials announced Tuesday.

The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman of the NBC News Group.

Together, Guthrie and Kotb will co-anchor the 7 to 9 a.m. hours of TODAY, along with weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. Kotb will also continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford.

Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline.” She has been co-hosting the fourth hour of TODAY with Gifford since 2008. While at NBC News, Kotb has been honored with Emmy awards, a Gracie award and an Edward R. Murrow award. She is also the host of “The Hoda Show on SiriusXM.” Kotb started her broadcast career in local news, anchoring and reporting for stations in New Orleans and Fort Myers.

“Hoda is, in a word, remarkable,” said Lack. “She has the rare ability to share authentic and heartfelt moments in even the most difficult news circumstances. It’s a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity.”

The announcement comes after Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News in November after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”