One of the co-hosts of NBC’s "Today" show is exploring other job opportunities, according to a report by EW.com’s Inside TV, and it isn’t Matt Lauer, who has been the subject of intense speculation about his future on the show.
It’s Hoda Kotb, the co-host of the show’s fourth hour, the piece reports. Kotb is quietly meeting with studios and exploring new hosting jobs, such on a daytime talk show, the story says.
"The moves could signal an upcoming exit from the NBC position that she’s held since 2007, or simply represent a savvy negotiation tactic — Kotb’s contract with ‘Today’ expires this fall," the piece reports.
Kotb’s fourth-hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford is said to want to move the hour from New York to Los Angeles so she can be closer to her children, which has reportedly led to tension between the pair.
"Today" had no comment, the story notes.