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Hoda Kotb Reveals What Matt Lauer Said After She Landed 'Today' Show Anchor

Hoda Kotb Reveals What Matt Lauer Said After She Landed 'Today' Show Anchor

Hoda Kotb was named the new Today show anchor, replacing Matt Lauer after his firing for sexual misconduct, and she revealed she heard from Matt after the news broke.

“I did hear from [Matt], yeah,” Hoda told ET. “He texted me and he said congratulations and some really nice words, and it meant the world when I saw the text pop up. My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that.”

“You know, Matt is our good friend and continues to be, and I think for both of us, we’ve just been trying to navigate this time and honor our love and friendship with Matt, but also understand and try to learn more about these circumstances,” she continued. “So, it’s complicated when you are surprised by revelations, but you still care deeply for somebody who’s a friend. I think for all of us, we’ve just been trying to navigate through that, with straightforwardness and honesty and integrity.”

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