• Hoda Kotb officially named ‘Today' co-anchor

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    Updated:

    NEW YORK - Hoda Kotb has been filling in on the anchor chair since NBC News fired “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer.

    Now, the chair is officially hers.

    NBC News Chairman Andy Lack made the announcement moments before the morning news show began.

    Kotb, 53, will be the co-anchor with Savannah Guthrie and will continue her co-hosting duties during the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford, “Today” reported.

    >> Read more trending news 

    Kotb joined the NBC news team in 1998 as a correspondent for “Dateline” and had filled in on the desk prior to Lauer’s ouster on Nov. 28. He was fired after allegations of sexual misconduct made by female co-workers.

    Guthrie and Kotb are the first pair of women to co-anchor the “Today” show, but it isn’t anything new. Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts co-hosted “Good Morning America” from 2006-2009.

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Hoda Kotb officially named ‘Today' co-anchor

  • Headline Goes Here

    What a catch! Florida fisherman reels in giant 121-pound catfish

  • Headline Goes Here

    Kelis says marriage with Nas had ‘a lot of physical and mental abuse'

  • Headline Goes Here

    Guests use Bluetooth technology at Disney hotel to enter rooms

  • Headline Goes Here

    Amazon announces kids-friendly version of Echo