Hoda Kotb, who has been filling in for Matt Lauer since he was fired in late November for sexual misconduct, has been officially named co-anchor of NBC's Today show.
Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie at the anchor desk — making this Today's first-ever all-female anchor team.
In addition to co-anchoring the first two hours of Today, Kotb will also continue to co-host the fourth hour of the show with Kathie Lee Gifford. (The third hour is currently hosted by Megyn Kelly.)
The morning news show announced Kotb's new role on Tuesday morning. "Let's give her a round of applause," Guthrie said, grinning. "This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made."
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My town is...excited. She's a Tech broadcast journalism grad.