Have you guys been watching the Today show lately? Because it has actually been pretty
It might have something to do with Hoda Kotb, who is temporarily filling in for Savannah Guthrie and has somehow done the impossible and made Matt Lauer likable-ish!
So naturally we have to ask, is she the answer to all of the Today show's problems?
According to an insider at the show, Hoda is ADORED by the crew and her chemistry with the controversial anchor reminds them of the golden days when Katie Couric was still around:
"Hoda and Matt have a similar rapport and have been friends for many years. Hoda can do the hard hitting interviews and then transition easily into a cooking segment, and she just doesn’t take herself all that seriously. Viewers respond very well to that. Hoda absolutely wanted Ann’s job, but NBC News president Steve Capus believed that Savannah Guthrie would be a better fit."
So did she end up being the better fit?
Based on what we've seen in the ratings, we'd have to say DEFINITELY not!
But the source says Savannah's job is safe for now, and we probably should expect a shake-up anytime soon:
"There are no plans to replace Savannah with Hoda. She is doing a good job and growing in the position. It would just be to much drama to make such another drastic change in such a short time. Matt would be demonized all over again."
Really?? We thought drama was the Today show's middle name! Ha!
And with all of the negative vibes coming from Matt already, it's hard to believe it could get any worse!
At this point, we think they should at least be CONSIDERING anything that might put the show back on top!
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