'Today' updates social media profiles to include Hoda Kotb

'Today' updates social media profiles to include Hoda Kotb

Over the past few years, they've shared some big moments, including their delivery of the news that Lauer would no longer be on the show.

NBC declared on Tuesday that Kotb would be replacing Matt Lauer as the co-grapple of the "Today" appear after Lauer was blamed for sexual unfortunate behavior in the working environment.

An insider said that Kotb "isn't complaining about the money" because she's landed the job she always dreamed of. The woman said she kept quiet about the accusation as she was afraid for her job. Lauer made $25 million a year hosting the show. Over time, that makes them more valuable and more hard to let go. "This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made, and I am so thrilled". She has subbed for Lauer since the day he was sacked and "Today" has won four straight weeks in the ratings, after having spent much of the past few years in second behind ABC. She's been a familiar face around NBC since 1998 and to American viewers since 2008.

The Kotb critic later clarified that her issue didn't stem from Kotb being a woman. She's been working as a reporter and anchor since the early '90s, and despite the fluffy 10 o'clock hour she co-hosts with Kathie Lee Gifford, is also experienced in covering tough topics.

According to Page Six, NBC is paying Kotb the meager sum of just $7 million a year - a number, the outlet says, that could be equivalent to what her co-anchor Savannah Guthrie might earn, but far less than Lauer's mammoth paycheck.

"I'm not making Matt Lauer money", Kotb told People.

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"The answer is no - that's not happening", Kotb told the publication when asked whether she will be bringing home Lauer money.

"I am pinching myself", said a beaming Kotb, sitting beside her.

NBC announced on Tuesday that Kotb would be replacing Matt Lauer as the co-anchor of the "Today" show after Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Like, I didn't want that to be the happy day.

According to People, NBC executives offered the job to Kotb just before the holidays.

In January 2015, she revealed she'd been dating NY financier Joel Schiffman for two years, and Kotb adopted a daughter, Haley Joy, earlier this year.

Interesting side note: Hoda's new contract apparently may see her leave the fourth hour. "He adores Hoda and he knows how good she is and so I know that to be true".


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