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In historic move, NBC names Hoda Kotb co-anchor of 'Today,' replacing Matt Lauer

NEW YORK - NBC made history Tuesday with the appointment of Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of "Today," giving the morning show the first all-female team in its 65-year history.

Kotb, 53, will replace Matt Lauer, who was fired Nov. 28, putting her alongside co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.

The landmark decision comes at a time when NBC News and other media organizations are under a microscope for their treatment of women in the workplace. Kotb took over for Lauer after he was dismissed over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior with a female employee.

The groundbreaking pairing

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