Kotb's new role as the host of the 7-9 a.m. hours of the popular morning show - alongside co-host Savannah Guthrie, weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly - began Tuesday morning (Jan. 2).
Interestingly, Hoda Kotb's new position as co-anchor will not immediately take her away from the 10:00 a.m. hour, where she sits alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.
"When you click with someone, man, woman, it doesn't matter".
"There's no one I'd rather be sitting next to in 2018 than you", Kotb said. Megyn Kelly hosts the show's third hour.
"I'm pinching myself", Kotb said after the program's opening".
The news means Kotb will continue to host alongside Savannah Guthrie in the 7am to 9am slot. "I think we should send some medics to Alexandria, Va, where my mom has likely fainted".
"Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running", NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in an email to the staff Tuesday, according to Deadline. "They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of 'TODAY'".
Kotb joined NBC News in 1998 as a DatelineNBC correspondent, after working in local news in New Orleans. And considering Today's ratings have been rising in the month after Lauer's exit, it probably wasn't hard to come to the decision that Kotb was an easy choice for the long haul. The decision signals a turning point of sorts for NBC: In addition to the Lauer scandal, the network also reviewed 2005 footage from an NBC-owned show in which President Trump bragged about grabbing women's genitalia but was beaten to publication by The Washington Post, and passed on an exposé of Mr. Weinstein by an MSNBC contributor.
Ben Bogardus, a journalism professor at Connecticut's Quinnipiac College, said Kotb's selection was a good one "because it reinforces the sense of a family coming together after a shared trauma".
Swatting is reporting a fake crime to police with the intent of getting police SWAT teams to respond to the target home. Professional Call of Duty players on Twitter have attempted to explain the situation themselves (via CharlieINTEL ).
Amanda Davis , 62, who had spent 26 years at Fox5 Atlanta , said on Facebook that her "pops" had passed last week. - Amanda Davis , who has been a staple of television news in Atlanta for decades, has suffered a stroke.
No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. As a sequel to that, the UN General Assembly voted to adopt a non-binding resolution on the status of Jerusalem.
The final line of the blog was a quote suggesting that Kwanzaa , like the Seinfeld-inspired Festivus, was a "fake holiday". President Donald Trump on Tuesday officially wished the nation a "happy Kwanzaa " to mark the beginning of the holiday.
The county also teams up with the city of Charlottesville, chipping trees collected through the city's curbside pick-up program. Petersburg residents may also drop off their undecorated trees at one of the city's five brush sites for free.
The caller stated that two Pit bulls attacked his sister-in-law, 66-year-old Lorraine Brock Saylor, and injured his brother. Investigators with the sheriff's office are warning residents no to engage with the risky animal if they come across it.
The advisory is expected to expire at noon, right when wind chills in Cleveland will hit warmer than -6 degrees. Forecasters say the potential exists for multiple nights of subzero low temperatures and wind chills.
This year's vaccine isn't as effective as usual , but it can still prevent you from getting some versions of the flu. Drink lots of it, along with other clear liquids to prevent fluid loss or dehydration.
According to NWS, Tuesday's afternoon temperatures are only expected to reach a high of 12 degrees with a -3 wind chill. Northwest winds 0-5 miles per hour . "Very cold wind chills expected", reported the weather service.
Irish Beat LSU, Win 10th Game
In what may have been the biggest play of the bowl season, Miles Boykin will certainly be remembered by the LSU Tigers . The win snapped a 9 game January bowl losing streak and a 6 game losing streak in the state of Florida for the Irish.
Instagram will now add 'Recommended' posts to your feed
This new section, entitled " Recommend for You ", was spotted while in testing earlier this month, according to Tech Crunch. IG hasn't yet confirmed a date that the " Recommended for You " transformation will be complete on both iOS and Android.
First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day
And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains, the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at. Supermoons occur due to the fact that the moon is in a slightly elliptical orbit with Earth, rather than a ideal circle.
Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour
Christmas was celebrated with traditional fervour in Odisha today as thousands thronged churches for special prayers . Christmas greetings to family members and friends were filled with lots of peace and love all over the country.