An insider said that Kotb "isn't complaining about the money" because she's landed the job she always dreamed of. It's a big gap between the $25 million per year salary Lauer earned in the same position over his 25 years at NBC. Over time, that makes them more valuable and more hard to let go. The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman, NBC News Group. NBC notes that she has also received a Gracie award and an Edward R. Murrow award during her time with the network.
Kotb lived in Egypt for a year and she is also of Coptic ancestry, both from Lower and Upper Egypt.
Kotb's responsibilities will take up more of her time, as she will start hosting "Today" from 7 to 9 a.m. before continuing to host with Kathie Lee Gifford again at 10 a.m. Kotb, 53, has been co-hosting with Gifford since 2008.More news: The Safestyle UK PLC's (SFE) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital
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"The answer is no - that's not happening", Kotb told the publication when asked whether she will be bringing home Lauer money.
Prior to this promotion, Kotb co-hosted the fourth hour of the show alongside Kathy Lee Gifford.
"You are a partner and a friend and a sister and I am so happy to be doing this", Guthrie said to her colleague.
A representative for the "Today Show" declined to comment to Page Six on anchor contracts. "There's no one I'd rather be sitting next to in 2018 than you". Anchors and hosts need to prove staying power and show they are a ratings draw. News earlier today. "And he said some nice words..." I needed to feel great all through.