When it comes to the Today Show, the rumors just keep on coming.
Now, word is that Hoda Kotb has got some feelers out and is looking for a new gig.
As FTVLive has told you the past, tensions have been high between Hoda and her co-host Kathie Less Gifford.
It looks like Hoda maybe ready to move on.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Kotb is exploring her career options.
EW has learned exclusively that the Today co-host is quietly meeting with studios and pitching herself for new hosting gigs, such as a daytime talk show. The moves could signal an upcoming exit from the NBC position that she’s held since 2007, or simply represent a savvy negotiation tactic — Kotb’s contract with Today expires this fall.
A source close to Kotb downplayed the odds of a fourth-hour shakeup and denied the co-host wants a new series: “Hoda loves her job at the Today show and adores everyone she works with on the show. Her contract is coming up and she’s just expanding relationships and having coffee with a few people.”
Given all the Today rumors, one certainly can’t blame Kotb for wanting to keep her options open. Most reports have centered on anchor Matt Lauer, with a recent report claiming CNN’s Anderson Cooper was approached about taking over his slot. NBC has denied that Lauer is leaving the show.