According to Radar Online, it’s possible NBC will need to find two replacements, as sources are reporting that Hoda Kotb is thinking of leaving the show’s fourth hour altogether.
After it was reported that Kathie Lee Gifford will be leaving the Today show in April 2019, speculation has been running rampant about who will replace Gifford to sit beside Kotb during the show’s fourth hour.
“It’s caused a huge panic at NBC, as they can’t lose all of their most famous faces in just a few months,” the source claimed. “At the very least, Hoda wants to give up the fourth hour of Today, and they’re scrambling to find a way to make her stay.”
Gifford and Kotb have hosted Today‘s fourth hour together since 2008 and are extremely close. After Matt Lauer’s firing, Kotb was also made a co-host of the show’s first two hours.
Gifford recently revealed that Kotb had known of her exit for some time.