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NBC's 'Today' Show Brings Aboard a New Co-Host NY Times

NBC’s morning show "Today" has tapped a new co-host for the show's third hour at 9 a.m., reports The New York Times' Media Decoder.

Willie Geist, who co-hosts the MSNBC morning show "Morning Joe," will also provide backup for Matt Lauer, the longtime host of "Today’s” 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. hours, the piece adds.

Despite the new job, Geist will still have a finger in "Morning Joe," most likely in the 6 a.m. hour. But he will stop hosting "Way Too Early," the 5:30 a.m. newscast that has aired before "Morning Joe" for a few years, the story adds.

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