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After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda

'Today' show co-host got emotional over Saints QB's $5M donation to Louisiana to fight virus

(Newser) - On Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a big announcement : He and his wife, Brittany, would be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help its citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, he chatted with Hoda Kotb on the Today show about his... More »

Happy News for Hoda Kotb

'Today' co-host engaged to Joel Schiffman

(Newser) - It's been a banner year for Hoda Kotb: The Today co-host adopted her second daughter in April, and now she's engaged. Kotb, 55, announced Monday on the morning show that she and financier Joel Schiffman, 61, who've been together for six years, are getting hitched. "My... More »

For Jenna Bush, Another Today Surprise

She's expecting 3rd child; co-host Hoda just adopted again

(Newser) - It's shaping up to be quite a year for the 10am hosts of the Today show. Newly named co-host Jenna Bush Hager revealed Monday that she's pregnant with her third child, per Today . News of the presidential grandchild/great-grandchild comes less than a week after co-host Hoda Kotb announced... More »

Hoda Reveals New Addition to Today Show Viewers

Host, 54, adopts a second infant girl

(Newser) - Hoda Kotb had a personal announcement for viewers on Tuesday: She's adopted a newborn girl. "I can't imagine any of this is happening," the Today anchor said, per USA Today . Haley Joy, whom Kotb adopted in 2017, becomes big sister to Hope Catherine. Kotb, 54, described... More »

Jenna Bush Hager Makes Emotional Today Debut

She's the new co-host with Hoda Kotb

(Newser) - TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda is now TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager made her debut as Hoda Kotb's co-host of Today 's 10am hour Monday, People reports. Kotb, 54, and Bush Hager, 37, came up with a "pregame" pump-it-up phrase... More »

Jenna Bush Hager Has Big New Gig, and Dad Is 'Proud'

She will host the fourth hour of 'Today' with Hoda Kotb

(Newser) - Jenna Bush Hager will be the new Kathie Lee. The Today show said Tuesday that Hager will permanently co-host the show's fourth hour with Hoda Kotb. She will replace Kathie Lee Gifford, who is leaving in April . "It feels humbling and I can’t believe it," Hager... More »

Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford

She'll wrap up her time at the 'Today Show' on April 7

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford's "dazzling run" at the Today Show is coming to a close, per NBC News President Noah Oppenheim. Deadline reports he on Tuesday announced in a memo to staff that she's made the decision to no longer co-host the 10am hour of the program with... More »

Matt Lauer's Replacement Is a Familiar Face

Hoda Kotb joins Savannah Guthrie, making all-female Today Show team

(Newser) - Hoda Kotb's morning just got a lot less leisurely. NBC News on Tuesday announced the 53-year-old would be replacing Matt Lauer as co-anchor of Today. She'll join Savannah Guthrie during the program's initial two hours and retain her slot with Kathie Lee Gifford during hour four. The... More »

Hoda Kotb Adopts Daughter

'Today' show host introduces her on morning show

(Newser) - Today show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl, the AP reports. The co-anchor of the fourth hour of the NBC morning program said in an emotional phone interview on the show Tuesday that she had adopted a newborn and named her Haley Joy. The 52-year-old Kotb... More »

Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

Kathie Lee, Cohort Ditch Makeup on Today

Co-anchors prove they're not afraid of HD

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford and Today co-host Hoda Kotb offered viewers a rare sight this morning: They went without makeup on the fourth hour of the show. Rosie O'Donnell—the impetus for this after cracking jokes about Gifford's looks—joined them via Skype from her Sirius show. "It's a nice... More »

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