Hoda Kotb, a correspondent of NBC’s Dateline, will be promoted to anchorwoman to replace Matt Lauer. Last November, she became an anchorwoman on an interim status after the termination of Matt Lauer. On Jan. 2, Kotb was promoted to permanent anchorwoman.
Before becoming an anchor, Hoda Kotb was a correspondent of NBC’s Dateline and a co-host during the fourth hour of the Today Show. On certain occasions, Kotb would fill in as anchor for Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. Kotb has published three books for herself and others.
On Nov. 28, 2017, Kotb filled in the position as anchor for Matt Lauer, who was terminated for sexual misconduct. Despite taking the same position as Lauer, Kotb will not make the same salary as him.
With Lauer no longer anchorman, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie make the first female anchor team on the Today Show. Since the start of the Today Show, there has always been a male anchor, whether they anchored by themselves or with another. The anchorwoman of the Today Show seem to increase in numbers as the years go on.