After months of speculation, Today finally made it official. Jenna Bush Hager will sit next to Hoda Cott in the chair of the co-chair when Katie Lee Hifford leaves the show in April. Hager has long been considered the winner of this work, so today's announcement is not surprising. And, judging by the reactions to Twitter, seven today can not be happier. From the Today after 11 years of the show. In a report published by NBC, Gifford said that she only intended to spend a year on the show, she fell in love with people on the show. Gifford said that she has other projects in the works, and it will be difficult to leave after being so close to her team at Today. Immediately after Gifford's announcement, Hager was the one to beat for work. Initial news was called her "shoo-in", with the TMZ asking Gifford and Cottb, what they thought of Hager. Her attractive personality and natural charisma have made her a favorite fan for many years.
Although they swam around others, many knew that it would always be Hager. Gifford showed that the hosts knew that Hager would receive a job at that time, but had to keep it secret. She was joking: "It was the worst secret in Hollywood."
Jenna Bush Hager is perfect for "Today"
Her term of the exhibition, Hager took on various roles. Over the last eight years, Hager has repeatedly filled both Gifford and Cott. Cott remarked: "I do not know if you guys know, but here in NBC, and across the country, Jenna is loved." Confident knowing that she is ready to work.
Hager told people to release this week: "He feels organic and feels right. She just feels like the right time for me. " It was obvious that Kotb knew that Hager was the one who should sit next to her. Both Gifford and Cott shared their excitement on Twitter. Gifford said:
"So nice to my sweet friend, @JennaBushHager . She will be a wonderful addition to this show that I love so much. @hodakotb is one of the blessed Hoda Mama. " There is so much love today. @JennaBushHager joins me as
cohostat 4 o'clock … my heart is torn !! and be an honest violation. How do we get a set to say goodbye to @KathieLGifford . Legend and my friend. "
Gifford has other plans in the works
Cott joked that Gifford would come back to us so often that the fans thought she was still accepting. But Gifford says she has a lot of plans. Last year she opened and showed that she would spend a lot of time releasing films and music. She spent the last year trying to fit multiple projects around her tense schedule. The 65-year-old girl told her friend that today accepts that she has been too many projects for many years and that she knows that her time with Today was almost made for
Gifford has not done yet. Fans can continue to watch Cottw and Gifford together until the final show, April 5th.