Hoda Kotb Is Overwhelmed With Celebrity Support After Landing 'Today' Show Co-Anchor Job

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Hoda Kotb is still celebrating her new job as Savannah Guthrie's co-anchor on the Today show, and was a little overwhelmed upon hearing that one music icon tweeted her a congratulatory message. 

On Wednesday's morning show, Carson Daly went through a few of the social media posts that celebrities had shared in praise of Kotb replacing Matt Lauer on the first two hours of Today.

Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Mindy Kaling to Ellen DeGeneres tweeted their support for the 53-year-old TV personality.

"Congrats to one of the best in the biz! A kind-hearted, talented, hard working woman @hodakotb✨ So happy for you🌟you deserve it all," Witherspoon wrote.

Kaling agreed, tweeting: "Congratulations @hodakotb! Looking forward to you lighting up my morning in a brand new way. ❤️"

As for DeGeneres, she, of course, had the perfect joke for such an occasion, tweeting: "Hoda phone! The @TODAYshow has a new co-host. So happy for you, @HodaKotb. Sending lots of love."

Former Today show co-host, Katie Couric, also endorsed Kotb, writing: "Congrats @hodakotb!! So happy for you!!"

However, it was Sir Rod Stewart's tweet that caused Kotb's mouth to drop! "Congratulations @nbc. @hodakotb with @SavannahGuthrie as co-anchors of @TODAYshow make the perfect duo guaranteed to bring smarts, care, and compassion to our very early morning. - Rod xxx," he wrote.

"Call us, Rod!" Guthrie quipped.

Also in awe, Kotb replied, "Wait, that was Rod Stewart, for real?"

After Guthrie confirmed that it was tweeted from the 72-year-old singer's verified account, Kotb exclaimed, "What! Wow. ...Thank you so much."

The new co-anchor of Today also told ET that she received a text from Lauer after her new job was announced. Here's a look at what he had to say:


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