Today co-hosts are taking to Twitter to congratulate Hoda Kotb on being named Today co-anchor.
Following the announcement Tuesday morning by NBC Chairman Andy Lack that Kotb, who had been acting as Today co-host for weeks, would be replacing Matt Lauer, the 53-year-old’s fellow co-hosts took to social media to congratulate the new co-anchor.
“Congrats @hodakotb! We love you and are thrilled for you!” Natalie Morales, Today West Coast anchor, wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning shortly after the announcement of Kotb’s new position had been announced.
Congrats @hodakotb! We love you and are thrilled for you!— Natalie Morales (@NMoralesNBC) January 2, 2018
Weather anchor Al Roker also congratulated Kotb.
“Congrats @hodakotb on your well deserved promotion! We love you!” Orange Room host Carson Daly wrote, using the hashtag #SavannahHodaTODAY.
Self-proclaimed Hoda sidekick, Kathie Lee Gifford, also congratulated her friend, writing “Congratulations to my friend @HodaKotb on the announcement of her taking over that prime seat next to @SavannahGuthrie in the mornings!”
A part of the NBC team since 1998, Kotb will be joining Guthrie during the 7-9 a.m. hours of Today, along with weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. The 53-year-old will also continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford.
News of Kotb moving to co-anchor comes in the wake of the termination of long-time Today anchor Matt Lauer, who faces multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. The disgraced anchor, who may be facing divorce from his wife, has maintained a low profile since the accusations.