[Blind Gossip] This TV host has been very gracious in publicly welcoming a new cast member to their network and has made several attempts to mention her name in social media posts and interviews.
The new cast member… is not exactly reciprocating.
We call her The Ice Queen. She talks about herself a lot but doesn’t even mention the names of people who are on the same team! If she thinks that turning her nose up at the “little people” is a good way to go, she is in for a rude awakening!
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[Optional] Do you think The Ice Queen will be successful at her new network?
TV Host: Hoda Kotb
Ice Queen: Megyn Kelly
When Megyn Kelly was joining the Today family, Hoda Kotb made a special effort to welcome her in social media postings.
Kelly did not reciprocate. We don’t know why.
However, we do know that this resulted in the Today staff naming Kelly “The Ice Queen.”
Well, those icy chickens have come home to roost, because Matt Lauer’s replacement has just been named.
It’s Hoda Kotb. NOT Megyn Kelly!
Hoda Kotb named co-anchor of NBC’s ‘Today,’ joins Savannah Guthrie
Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of “Today” on Tuesday morning and officially headlined the broadcast with Savannah Guthrie.
Kotb, 53, had been behind the anchor desk of NBC’s morning news show in a temporary role since Matt Lauer was fired in November. Lauer’s dismissal came after a female colleague made a detailed complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior.
In announcing Kotb’s appointment on “Today,” Guthrie, 46, told viewers: “This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made.”
“I am pinching myself,” said a beaming Kotb. “I think we should send some medics to Alexandria, Virginia, where my mom has likely fainted after hearing the open of that show.”
NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said in an email that Kotb has “seamlessly stepped” into the position, and with Guthrie, “quickly hit the ground running.”
“They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of Today,” Lack added.
Kotb is a familiar face with “Today” viewers, co-hosting the fourth hour of the show with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2008. Lack said she would continue in that role.
“Hoda is, in a word, remarkable,” Lack said. “She has the rare ability to share authentic and heartfelt moments in even the most difficult news circumstances. It’s a tribute to her wide range and her innate curiosity.”
“Popular” and “authentic” and “heartfelt.” Andrew Lack is definitely sending a message there about the qualities he considered in naming Lauer’s replacement, and none of htose are Ice Queen qualities.
You can read the entire article here.
Congratulations to Hoda Kotb!
Kudos to Michellev27says for being first with the correct response!