Just a few short weeks after firing Matt Lauer amid some pretty damning sexual misconduct allegations, NBC鈥檚 Today showhas named his replacement. Making the announcement during the show鈥檚 official first 2018 opening segment, Savannah Guthrie shared that the network had given Hoda Kotb the title of co-anchor, making this the first time two women have co-anchored the long-running morning show.

鈥淚t鈥檚 2018 and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of Today,鈥 Guthrie gushed Tuesday morning. 鈥淭his has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made and I am so thrilled.鈥 Kotb was also overjoyed, telling her co-anchor, 鈥淚鈥檓 pinching myself!鈥

Guthrie went on to praise her new co-anchor, saying, 鈥淵ou are a partner and a friend and a sister and I am so happy to be doing this.鈥

Kotb has been a regular fixture on the program for several years, even co-hosting the 10am slot with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2008. She鈥檒l continue to do that in addition to her new responsibilities. 鈥淵ou and me are together forever,鈥 Gifford told Kotb during their segment. 鈥淵ou鈥檙e stuck with me!鈥

Fans are beyond excited about the news, and even got #SavannahHodaTODAY trending on social media.

Although the female co-anchors are a first for NBC, this isn鈥檛 the only time that a morning show has had two women leading the charge. Between 2005 and 2008, Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts were the co-anchors on Good Morning America.

In a聽memo to staff posted by PageSix, NBC News boss Andy Lack sang Kotb鈥檚 praises, saying, 鈥淥ver the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running. They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of TODAY.鈥

He continued: 鈥淗oda is, in a word, remarkable. She has the rare ability to share authentic and heartfelt moments in even the most difficult news circumstances. It鈥檚 a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity.鈥

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