After months of speculation Today finally made it official. Jenna Bush Hager will be sitting next to Hoda Cotb in the President's household when Katie Lee Gifford leaves the show in April. Hager has long been regarded as a leading player in the work, so the announcement of today is a bit of a surprise. And judging by the reactions on Twitter, today the family can not be happier.
Gifford announced he was leaving "Today" in December
In December last year, the veteran current-show announced she would leave Today after 11 years with the show. In a note released by NBC, Gifford said she intended to spend a year with the show, she fell in love with the people on the show. Gifford said she had other projects at work and it would be hard to leave after she became so close to her team at Today.
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as soon as Gifford was announced, Hager was the only one to win for this job. The news called it "extinction," and DMZ asked Gifford and Cottb what they thought of Hager. Her attractive personality and her natural charisma have made her beloved all the years.
While there were other names around, many knew that this would always be Hager. Gifford revealed that the hosts knew that Hager would get the job for a while but had to keep it secret. She joked: "This was the worst secret in Hollywood." Jenna Bush Hager is ideal for today
Hager joined Today the family as a correspondent of the show in 2009. Her role in the show, Hager has taken different roles. Over the last eight years, Hager has repeatedly filled Gifford and Cottb. The hosts were emotional because they sympathized with leaving Gifford, but they were also grateful that Hager would take his place. Cottb noted: "I do not know if you know, but here at NBC and across the country, Jenna is loved." Gifford praised Hager for her work and said she had seen her color and profit in the last few months. trust, knowing she is ready for work.
Hague told people in the subject of the week: "She feels organic and feels good. I feel the right time for me. The excitement was noticeable during the announcement on Tuesday morning. Obviously, Cottb knew Hager was the one who needed to sit beside her. Both Gifford and Cobb shared their excitement on Twitter. Gifford said:
Cobb, meanwhile, welcomed a new co-host while saying goodbye to an old friend:
" Great day here @klgandhoda JennaBushHager will join me as
cohostfrom the fourth hour … my heart burst !! and be honest refract a little while  8] @KathieLGifford Legend and my friend
Gifford has other plans at work
Kot jokes that Gifford will return so often that fans will think he is still host. Gifford says she has a lot of plans, and last year she opened up and revealed that she would spend a lot of time in film and music production. She has spent the last year trying to cope with many projects in her busy schedule. The 65-year-old man told his colleague Today hosts that so many projects have invaded her over the years and that she knew her time with Today is almost over  Gifford is not over yet. Fans can continue to watch Cottb and Gifford together to their final show, April 5th.