Hoda Kotb Named New 'Today' Co-Host

Hoda Kotb Named New 'Today' Co-Host

Hoda Kotb has been named as the new co-host of America's NBC Today show after Matt Lauer was sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

"TODAY" co-anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are opening up about how they have it all when it comes to happy families and successful careers.

Megyn Kelly, another female NBC host in the "Today" show lineup, inked a deal for as high as $20 million a year for hosting the 9 a.m. hour after she left Fox News.

She has been in various other shows besides The Today Show, including Your Total Health, a weekly syndicated show, and the Today fourth our co-host with Kathie Lee Gifford. If you'll recall, it was announced earlier in the first week of January 2018 that Kotb would be taking over Matt Lauer's spot next to Savannah Guthrie during the first hour of Today.

Hoda Kotb poses for a selfie with fans during NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on April 29, 2016, in New York City.

Hoda Kotb has been named the full-time "Today" co-anchor following Matt Lauer's termination.

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According to Page Six sources, Hoda will be paid $7 million a year for the new position, a hefty sum - but not so much when compared to Lauer's astronomical $25 million! "And I think it makes us appreciate it so much more. I misunderstood. Have a great day", he wrote. It's a big gap between the $25 million per year salary Lauer earned in the same position over his 25 years at NBC.

NBC and a representative for Kotb did not return HuffPost's requests for comment.

According to Page Six, Hoda Kotb will be making way less than Matt Lauer as his replacement on Today.

The Kotb critic later clarified that her issue didn't stem from Kotb being a woman. Though Hoda was just given the coveted co-anchor job on Tuesday, Jan. 2, she's been with the network for almost 10 years since joining in 2008.

"I'm pinching myself", Kotb said.

Lauer, 59, said in his statement that some of the accusations against him were "untrue or mischaracterized" but that "there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed".

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