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Hoda Kotb signs new deal to stay with NBC

Fans of Today‘s boozy fourth hour can breathe a little easier this morning: A source confirms to EW that Hoda Kotb has inked a new, multi-year deal with NBC News. The contract has Kotb staying on as co-host of the morning show’s concluding segment with Kathie Lee Gifford; she will continue contributing to NBC News’s other programs as well.

Earlier this year, it seemed as though Kotb was preparing to jump ship. EW reported that the anchor was taking meetings with other studios, signifying that she was considering leaving NBC. And according to Capital New York, Kotb was “hotly pursued” by ABC over the summer; NBC’s rival allegedly wanted her to join the panel on The View, which will undergo another major shakeup when Barbara Walters steps down in May 2014.

Kotb has had a presence on NBC since joining Dateline as a correspondent in 1998. She’s been co-hosting Today‘s fourth hour since the segment launched in 2007.

Regis and Kathie Lee reunite on 'Today'

Regis Philbin will step in for Hoda Kotb as fourth-hour co-host of the Today show this week, Kathie Lee Gifford announced this morning. Wednesday (or “Winesday,” as Gifford and Kotb call it) will mark the first time the iconic duo has co-hosted since Gifford vacated her spot on Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee in 2000. Said Gifford, “We’re just going to let him show up and let the sparks fly. Should be fun!”

Read more:
Gallery: Kathie Lee — My Fave TV Times with Regis
5 Reasons Regis Philbin Is Simply Irreplaceable
Kathie Lee’s Martin Short gaffe: Worse than her James Taylor blunder, or when she made a kid cry?

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