Hoda Kotb Honored by 'Today' Show Team With Sweet Tribute After First Week as Co-Anchor

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Hoda Kotb is still celebrating after being named Savannah Guthrie's co-anchor on the first two hours of the Today show.

One week after settling into her new role, the morning show team paid tribute to Kotb with a sweet video that showcased her decades-long career in news. "It’s just perfection and feels so good," Guthrie said of having the 53-year-old TV personality by her side on Today.

Al Roker agreed, telling Kotb, "I’m so thrilled you’re here with us every day, every morning."

Carson Daly gushed, "She makes it feel like you’re not even doing your job. It’s so much fun."

Kotb mused, "I cannot believe this is happening. I know it is a cliche, but it is a dream come true."

As for working with Guthrie, she exclaimed, "We're like two peas in a pod!" The 46-year-old newswoman agreed, adding, "We just click."

Futher praising her co-anchor, Guthrie continued, "Hoda has a real gift of connecting with people but also sharing her joy. She makes someones dream come true at the very moment they need it most."

One person that was noticeably absent from the video was Matt Lauer. Kotb took his co-anchor seat after he was fired for allegations of sexual misconduct. 

Kotb did, however, tell ET that she received a congratulatory text message from Lauer. Check out what it said:


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