Hoda Kotb Leaving 'Today' Too? Matt Lauer's Replacement Reportedly Caught Complaining About The Show

Hoda Kotb Leaving 'Today' Too? Matt Lauer's Replacement Reportedly Caught Complaining About The Show
Credit: Source: NBC

Today might be losing another cast member following Kathie Lee Gifford’s exit. Matt Lauer’s replacement, Hoda Kotb, has reportedly been complaining about having to co-host with Gifford until she leaves the show this spring.

Is Kotb thinking about jumping ship as well?

An inside source told Radar Online that Kotb does not like the format of her segment and complained to executives about Gifford’s slow exit.

“Hoda is over buddying up with Kathie Lee, as well as the whole format of the show,” an insider shared.

The source revealed that Kotb’s complaints caused a huge panic at the network, and NBC execs are desperate to keep her on the fourth hour of the show.

Kotb and Gifford started hosting together in 2008 and quickly developed a sister-like bond.

Their relationship changed when Kotb sparked up a romance with Joel Schiffman and adopted a girl, Haley Joy.

After NBC fired Lauer for sexual harassment, the network promoted Kotb to co-host the first two segments of the show.

With Kotb spending more time on the first half of the show, sources claim that she no longer hangs out with Gifford – both professionally and personally.

She also reportedly dislikes her old post and believes it is more of an entertainment segment than anything else, especially with Gifford always drinking wine on set.

Although Kotb is looking to leave the fourth hour, she allegedly enjoys being a part of Today . NBC also appreciates her work and wants to keep her around.

If Kotb decides to ditch her old post, however, then NBC will have to find two replacements hosts after Gifford calls it quits.

Speaking of Gifford, NBC reportedly cannot wait until she is gone. Gifford is set to leave the series this coming April and recently confirmed her departure on air.

Kotb has not commented on the rumors surrounding her future on Today . While it sounds like she is unhappy with Gifford, Hoda Kotb has not given any indication that she wants to leave the show altogether, which is definitely a plus.

Today airs weekdays on NBC.

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  • Catmom
    Catmom Dec 23, 2018 11:59 AM PST

    Absolutely cannot stand Hoda Kotb. Her exaggerated faces and laugh it is hoped she is replaced soon.

  • Kandi
    Kandi Dec 23, 2018 10:48 AM PST

    It's time for a big shake on the show. I get tired of all the booze and such..no I am not against booze but there I a time n place for everything..n.work isn't it!!! We need new faces not the same of ones!.....the format is hiring too..in my opinion!...js

  • Linda D
    Linda D Dec 23, 2018 10:45 AM PST

    When Kathy Lee, leaves I will stop watching the show. Hoda is boring. And I really don't like Jena.

  • Eileen
    Eileen Dec 23, 2018 8:17 AM PST

    Don't let Kotb leave, she's the best part of the show , although I like Kathy it's time for her to leave love Jenna Bush I don't think Jerry O'Connell is the right fit

  • Jae
    Jae Dec 22, 2018 12:07 PM PST

    I vote to have 4th all new, with jerry Oconnell and Jenna Bush Hager.

  • Dee Mermelstein
    Dee Mermelstein Dec 21, 2018 4:47 PM PST

    I believe that Hoda wants a break...she is everywhere...why not have Kathy Lee introduce her replacement and do a sort of on the job training while she is there...it could be interesting...meanwhile Kathy's friend can unwind a little...I love them both

  • Desiree
    Desiree Dec 21, 2018 2:02 PM PST

    I remember when Kathie use to be on name that tune back in 1976??

  • Desiree
    Desiree Dec 21, 2018 1:59 PM PST

    Boy!!! Talk about if you can't beat em join em... hoda, ...?

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