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Hoda Kotb Debuts as Co-Anchor on TODAY

Hoda Kotb officially makes her way up the Today Show totem pole.

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Hoda Kotb, long-time co-host at the fourth hour of the Today Show, made her debut this morning as the official new co-anchor. Kotb is replacing Matt Lauer, who was fired on November 28 amid sexual misconduct allegations. Over the last month, Kotb had been a temporary replacement for Lauer, although she never imagined she could land such a promotion, according to E! News.

Kotb’s colleagues at the Today Show were quick to congratulate her. Her former co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, tweeted:

Kotb was also given kind words by her new co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie, who told Kotb this morning on the show that she is “a partner, and a friend, and a sister, and I am so happy to be doing this.” Kotb responded, “Well, there is no one I would rather sit next to in 2018 than you.”

Despite her new position, Kotb will continue to co-host the fourth hour of Today with Gifford.

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Carla is a recent graduate of Touro College in New York City, where she developed a keen ability to joke her way out of anything. She has previously worked for the Mayor's Office of New York, as well as ABC7 Eyewitness News. She is currently the Senior Editor at CMN, and can be reached at carla@collegemedianetwork.com.

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