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12 January 2018, 08:29 | Israel Caldwell
Here's How Hoda Kotb's 'Today' Show Salary Compares to Matt Lauer's
With an audience dominated by women in an era where news of badly behaving men is frequent, the Guthrie-Kotb pairing may be particularly timely.
Kotb did not mention what her contracted salary is, but Page Six reports that she and Guthrie are each making $7 million annually. They also added that if Kotb decides to renew her contract, she might have the opportunity to ask for more money.
The announcement of her appointment as Lauer's permanent replacement was made early Tuesday by Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News Group.
The transition from Lauer to Kotb has also been a leadership moment for Guthrie, who became a co-host of "Today" in 2012. She joined the network in 1998 as a correspondent for "Dateline".
"It's 2018, and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of 'Today, '" anchor Savannah Guthrie said Tuesday on air."This has to be the most popular decision NBC News have ever made, and I'm so thrilled".
A statement from Lauer was later read on The Today Show: 'There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions.
But for the record, Kotb told PEOPLE she's just fine with her compensation in her new role and knows that $20 million is "not happening" anytime soon. "Hoda, you are a partner and a friend and a sister, and I'm so happy to be doing this".
Prior to this promotion, Kotb co-hosted the fourth hour of the show alongside Kathy Lee Gifford. "I really have done jobs I liked for the job I liked because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on pay day", Kotb said. Yesterday Hoda Kotb was named as Savannah Guthrie's new co-anchor on Today.
In addition to Today, she has also served as co-host of NBC's coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. "I wanted to feel good throughout", she explained.
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