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Congratulations! Hoda Kotb Replaces Matt Lauer as Co-Anchor of 'Today' [VIDEO]
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"This has to be the most popular decision NBC has ever made and I'm so thrilled," said Savannah. An overjoyed Hoda responded, "I'm pinching myself. I think we should send some medics to Alexandria, Virginia where my mom has likely fainted after hearing the opening of that show," as she smiled from ear-to-ear.
The decision to have Hoda permanently join the legendary morning show, comes after her five-week stint filling in for Laur, her former colleague, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations.
And, in case you were wondering, Hoda will still keep her co-hosting gig with Kathy Lee Gifford, during the fourth hour of Today. The two friends laughed and cried on-air, as they celebrated Hoda's promotion during their show.