Is Hoda Kotb switching teams?
The Today star, who co-hosts the morning show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford, is on ABC's short list to join The View, The New York Post reports.
Kotb, 48, is being eyed to replace original co-host Joy Behar, who is leaving in August. The network is reportedly "very interested" in luring Kotb away from NBC, where she's been for six years.
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The View is undergoing a major cast shake-up following the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who exited earlier this month, Behar, and Barbara Walters, who is retiring next May. The show has also been criticized for the upcoming addition of Jenny McCarthy — particularly because of her polarizing views on vaccinations.
However, it's unclear if Kotb would be open to making the move. Entertainment Weekly reported back in April that she was exploring other job opportunities as her contract nears its fall expiration date. "Hoda loves her job at Today and she's very happy laughing and scratching with Kathie Lee every day," a source told the newspaper. A rep from ABC also denied the report saying, "there's absolutely zero truth to this whatsoever."
Do you think Kotb should join The View? If so, who should be Kathie Lee's new morning drinking buddy?