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New Co-anchor Named of NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

Hoda Kotb will be Savannah Guthrie’s new co-anchor of “Today.” The position opened up after longtime-host Matt Lauer was fired over sexual misconduct violations.

Kotb had been filling in for Lauer since his departure at the end of November, and NBC News Chairman Andy Lack made Kotb’s new job official on Tuesday.

“It’s 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of ‘Today,'” Guthrie said Tuesday of Kotb’s new gig. “This has to be the most popular decision NBC News have ever made and I’m so thrilled.”

“There’s no one I’d rather be sitting next to in 2018 than you,” Kotb, 56 told Guthrie.