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Hoda Kotb Replaces Matt Lauer As 'Today' Show Co-Anchor

Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie at the anchor desk, marking the first time a female team is leading the NBC News morning show.
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Hoda Kotb Replaces Matt Lauer As 'Today' Show Co-Anchor

NBC's "Today" show has a new co-anchor — Hoda Kotb

"This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made," co-anchor Savannah Guthrie said.

The network morning show was in need of a new anchor after NBC News fired Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

Kotb is a familiar face for the network. She joined NBC in 1998 as a correspondent for "Dateline." Since 2007, Kotb has co-anchored of the fourth hour of the "Today" show with Kathie Lee Gifford — a job she'll continue alongside her new role.

Guthrie and Kotb are the first female anchor team to lead the "Today" show.