(LOS ANGELES) — Amid all the rumors that NBC’s Today show could part ways with Matt Lauer, it is also facing the prospect of losing one-half of its co-host team for its fourth hour.
Entertainment Weekly reports Hoda Kotb has been meeting with studios to discuss other opportunities, like hosting a daytime talk show.
However, one source spins it this way: “Hoda loves her job at the Today show and adores everyone she works with on the show. Her contract is coming up and she’s just expanding relationships and having coffee with a few people.”
Kotb has co-hosted the fourth hour of Today since 2007. She was joined by Kathie Lee Gifford in 2008.
The Entertainment Weekly report was published the same day NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show next year.
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