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Hoda Kotb Is Returning to 'Today' Show After 2-Month Maternity Leave

by Jackie Willis 6:03 AM PDT, April 13, 2017
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Hoda Kotb will be back at work bright and early on Monday morning.

The Today show aired a promo during NBC's Nightly News on Wednesday, announcing that the 52-year-old co-host would be returning to the program after adopting daughter Haley Joy and going on maternity leave for two months. While Kotb is perhaps best known for co-hosting the final hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford, the promo teased that viewers would be seeing "more of Hoda every morning with Matt [Lauer] and Savannah [Guthrie]," who are the main anchors on the first two hours of the show. Jenna Bush Hager has been filling in for Kotb on the fourth hour with Gifford. 

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Meanwhile, Kotb has been spending time with her family and her newborn. On Wednesday evening, she posted several photos to Instagram of her daughter hanging out with her grandmother, Sameha Kotb, her aunt, Hala, and her two cousins. "Gang is all here," Kotb captioned one of the images.

Gang is all here ❤️😍👶🏼

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Xo

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#cousins xx

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Lots of Kotb's Today show family has already met Haley. Lauer, Al Roker and Maria Shriver all paid visits to see the baby, and Kotb was above and beyond excited when Gifford held Haley.

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"My girl met my girl and my face exploded!" Kotb shared on Instagram. Check out the adorable moment:

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