There is a new face on “At the moment.”
Hoda Kotb was named the brand new co-anchor of “At the moment” on Tuesday, becoming a member of longtime host Savannah Guthrie after Matt Lauer was fired from the community in November over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with colleagues.
Guthrie made the announcement on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC daytime speak sequence and the present later tweeted out a number of congratulatory messages to their new host.
“This must be the most well-liked choice NBC Information has ever made and I’m so thrilled,” Guthrie mentioned on-air.
Kotb, 53, has already been a staple on “At the moment” — internet hosting the “Kathie Lee & Hoda” section on “At the moment” since 2008. She’s going to proceed to hitch Kathie Lee Gifford for the section, based on the community.
“I am pinching myself,” Kotb mentioned through the first couple of minutes of “At the moment” following Guthrie’s announcement.
Kotb joined NBC Information in 1998 as a “Dateline” correspondent and has regularly crammed in on the “At the moment” desk — together with within the latest weeks since Lauer’s ousting.
“Over the previous a number of weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor function alongside Savannah, and the 2 have rapidly hit the bottom working,” NBC Information Chairman Andy Lack mentioned in an e-mail to employees. “They’ve an simple reference to one another and most significantly, with viewers, an indicator of TODAY.”
“Hoda is, in a phrase, outstanding,” Lack continued. “She has the uncommon capability to share genuine and heartfelt moments in even essentially the most troublesome information circumstances. It is a tribute to her wide selection and her innate curiosity.”