It took the whole of December, but NBC has finally named a new Today host to replace Matt Lauer. Hoda Kotb will permanently take over the co-hosting slot alongside Savannah Guthrie, having filled in for Lauer after the disgraced anchor was let go over sexual harassment charges.
Matt Lauer’s dismissal from Today was a sign of harassment allegations to come, and the storm has officially hit. A new report details Lauer’s history of exposing himself to women, making sexualized and demeaning comments among the staff, and even installing a bizarre lock system in his office.
I don't watch much Hoda and Kathie Lee on the Today Show. I'm usually busy doing my assigned WFGR Radio station duties. But yesterday I was walking into our kitchen/breakroom and they were on the TV. And so was Gene Simmons and his "life partner" Shannon Tweed. They have been together for 28 years, but have never married.