AUSTIN (KXAN) — NBC’s morning news show has a new co-anchor, but a familiar face, in Hoda Kotb.
“It’s 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of TODAY,” said co-anchor Savannah Guthrie Tuesday during the show. “Let’s give her a round of applause.”
NBC News announced Kotb would join Guthrie for the first two hours of TODAY, and will also continue with her current role co-hosting the fourth hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford.
“I’m pinching myself,” Kotb said.
Kotb officially started in her new role Tuesday.
NBC began searching for a new co-anchor after Matt Lauer was fired for allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior” at the end of November. Kotb filled in on the day his firing was announced.