When "TODAY" anchor Matt Lauer was fired in 2018 on less-than-ideal terms, co-host Hoda Kotb took his spot beside Savannah Guthrie without missing a beat. In an interview with TV Insider, Guthrie said her partnership with Kotb as "TODAY's" first all-female hosting team was "love at first sight."
Guthrie and Kotb shared an office, and while some people hate disorganized coworkers, Guthrie revealed that "It worked out because we're both really messy." She continued, "[Hoda's] purse was splayed open full of stuff, with a Coffee-Mate spilling out. I was like, 'This is my woman. I get her, she gets me.'"
Kotb has praised Guthrie's work ethic, calling her "the perfect journalist" and gushed about their partnership. "You can't fake chemistry," she explained, adding, "If you have that rapport, it makes people want to spend time with you" — and viewers continue to tune in to "TODAY" every morning.