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Hoda Kotb says she's 'not making Matt Lauer money'

Hoda Kotb says she's 'not making Matt Lauer money'

However, when you learn that at the time Lauer was shown the door at NBC, he was making $25 million a year, you might go from astonished to irked really quickly. She replaces Today veteran Matt Lauer, who was sacked in late November after a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior".

Guthrie said she wouldn't be making as much as Lauer either.

According to a show insider that spoke to Page Six, Kotb is content with her pay. They also added that if Kotb decides to renew her contract, she might have the opportunity to ask for more money. "But the figures underline the huge wage disparity at NBC News", an NBC source said. Both women are certainly qualified: Guthrie has worked at NBC since 2007, and Kotb has been with the network since 1998. Kotb started her broadcast career in local news, anchoring and reporting for stations in New Orleans and Fort Myers.

"It's 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of Today", announced Guthrie the news in the program's opening session. "We received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. Certain texts popped up, and there was one from Matt: 'Congratulations!'" Kotb told E! Like, I did not want that to be the happy day.

"I'm pinching myself", Kotb said.

For those who enjoy the fun morning bicker between Hoda and Kathie Lee, do not fear.

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Kotb had already been filling in for Matt Lauer - whose firing for alleged sexual misconduct abruptly ended a 20-year tenure - alongside co-host Savannah Guthrie, and the pairing has been a ratings hit, the magazine reported.

Every change on the morning show is closely watched not just by millions of fans but also by advertisers and business analysts - because the show is a profit machine for NBC.

A representative for the "Today Show" declined to comment to Page Six on anchor contracts.

In January 2015, she revealed she'd been dating NY financier Joel Schiffman for two years, and Kotb adopted a daughter, Haley Joy, earlier this year.

In recent years, Kotb began joining Guthrie and Lauer at the anchor desk in the programme's second half-hour. "He adores Hoda and he knows how good she is and so I know that to be true".


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