When Matt Lauer was fired from NBC due to sexual misconduct, many people wondered who would replace him on TODAY. Lauer had been with the network for 20 years, and his presence was a staple on the iconic morning show.
After almost two months of speculation, NBC confirmed that longtime reporter, Hoda Kotb, would replace Lauer on TODAY.
"Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah [Guthrie], and the two have quickly hit the ground running," Andrew Lack said in an email to staff. "They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of TODAY. Hoda is, in a word, remarkable. She has the rare ability to share authentic and heartfelt moments in even the most difficult news circumstances. It's a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity."
Kotb will anchor the first two hours of TODAY with Guthrie, and continue to host the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. They will be the first all-female duo to host TODAY, and are bound to do an excellent job.
However, the salaries for Kotb and Guthrie were revealed, and people are upset with the numbers.