No shocker here! NBC announced this week that Jenna Bush Hager will officially join Hoda Kotb in the 4th hour of the TODAY Show, taking over for Kathie Lee Gifford when she leaves in April. Kathie Lee has hosted the how for 11 years, and announced her departure late last year.
Jenna has been a part of the show since 2009, and has regularly filled in for the two co-hosts. On Tuesday, she said, "It feels humbling and I can't believe it."
About Gifford, she said, "You have been such a role model and so generous with your time. You are beloved here in so many ways and If I can use some of your grace and have a half of what you've done, my life will be a very happy one."