NBC updates ‘Today’ open for Hoda Kotb
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With the move, coanchor Savannah Guthrie gets her name promoted to first billing with Kotb’s name immediately following.
The show open’s look and voiceover artist have remained the same, with the only change being adding Kotb’s name.
Kotb has been filling in at the “Today” anchor desk for most days since late November when NBC announced Lauer’s firing on the show, which is also the day the show temporarily stopped including anchor names in the open.