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Hoda Kotb Proves She Is National Treasure While Discussing Her First On-Air Experience & Finding Success With Savannah Guthrie After Matt Lauer Departure!

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Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb has come a long way — and we couldn't be happier for her!

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, the 53-year-old sat alongside her new cohost, Savannah Guthrie, while discussing finding success after Matt Lauer's departure from the Today show. Plus, she shared her HILARIOUS story about her first on-air experience on local news.

Let's start with the goodies.

When the late night host asked about Hoda's humble beginnings as a TV journalist, she remembered being so nervous when she had to fill in for the station's lead news anchor at the time, Ann Martin, who she described as a legend at the station.

Related: Matt Lauer Is STILL Sending Today Producers Feedback

The NBC personality recalled:

"I still remember the prompter: ‘Good evening. I'm Hoda Kotb, Ann Martin is off.' I remember being so nervous, and the guy cued me…I looked at the prompter and said: ‘Good evening. I'm Ann Martin, filling in for Hoda Kotb.'"

LOLz! What a gem.

Then, when discussing Kotb's promotion to full-time co-anchor on the popular morning show, the new mom said of her instant connection with Guthrie:

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Ann Curry Says She's 'Not Surprised' By Allegations Against Matt Lauer — Watch Her Full CBS This Morning Interview HERE!

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Ann Curry is back on morning TV, and we couldn't be happier.

On Wednesday, the journalist stopped by CBS This Morning to discuss her former co-anchor Matt Lauer, the #MeToo movement, and her new PBS show We'll Meet Again.

Related: Ann Curry 'Isn't Relishing' In Matt Lauer's Scandal

On Tuesday, the 61-year-old opened up to People about her infamous 2012 exit from Today, which she says, "hurt like hell." Reportedly, she was axed due to her lack of chemistry with Lauer, who was eventually fired from NBC News in November 2017 for allegations of "inappropriate sexual behavior."

In her first TV interview since leaving NBC in 2015, she told CBS that she was not "surprised by the allegations" against Lauer. In regards to the recent firings of Lauer and Charlie Rose, Ann noted:

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Ann Curry FINALLY Opens Up About Her Today Exit: 'It Hurt Like Hell'

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Ann Curry gets the last word…

After famously leaving Today in 2012, the journalist inadvertently made headlines in November 2017 when her former co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News for allegedly engaging in "inappropriate sexual behavior."

At the time, the 61-year-old was "still really processing" the news, as a source claimed she was not "relishing" in Lauer's misery. In case you forgot, Curry was rumored to be fired due to her lack of "chemistry" with the now-disgraced TV personality.

Related: Katie Couric Accused Matt Of Pinching Her Ass!

In a People article published on Tuesday, Ann opens up for the first time about her daytime TV exit, five years after it happened.

Though the Guam-native admits the entire ordeal was excruciatingly painful, she has come out of the experience a better, more whole person, saying:

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Katie Couric Finally Speaks Publicly On Matt Lauer's Firing

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Well here we go…

Katie Couric has finally come out to speak publicly on Matt Lauer's firing from NBC.

Related: It Took Katie Couric A While To Break Her Silence

Lauer's longtime co-host on the Today show spoke to People, saying (below):

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Matt Lauer Is STILL Sending Today Producers Feedback — But Nobody Asked Him To!

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Matt Lauer cares way too much.

Matt Lauer won't leave the Today show alone!!

Despite being fired and replaced following allegations of sexual misconduct, the former daytime TV host has been sending his unsolicited feedback to the show's producers!

According to Page Six, the disgraced 60-year-old has been firing off emails with his notes from the latest episodes, including telling one producer they used the wrong mic in one segment.

Related: Hoda Kotb Will Only Make Less Than A Third Of Matt's Salary

WTF!

As you may imagine, Matt's criticisms haven't been welcome by staff, though a NBC spokesperson didn't comment on the matter.

Clearly he can't seem to let go of his old position now that he's unemployed… Smh.

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You Might Be Surprised How Much Ellen DeGeneres & More Of Your Favorite TV Hosts Make!

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Much ado has been made of how much less Matt Lauer's Today show replacement Hoda Kotb will make than he did.

But spoiler alert: Ellen DeGeneres reportedly makes more than both of them put together!

How do other TV hosts compare?

See how much the biggest daytime personalities make — not to mention the many Jimmys of late night and even longtime game show hosts (below)!

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