Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb ‘can’t stand each other’ off-camera despite looking like best friends on TV

TODAY Show co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb “can’t stand each other” off-camera, despite appearing to be best friends on TV.

A source close to the Today Show production told The Sun exclusively that despite their sunny dispositions towards each other on screen, behind the scenes, Savannah and Hoda “can’t stand each other”.


Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie secretly ‘can’t stand each other backstage’Credit: Getty
Savannah is boss and didn't want Hoda in co-host role, insider says


Savannah is boss and didn’t want Hoda in co-host role, insider saysCredit: Getty

“Savannah is the boss. After Matt Lauer was ousted, Savannah took over and she really wanted Willy Geist as Hoda, but her ratings just didn’t measure up to the network.”

“Hoda maneuvered Savannah and got the spot.”

Beyond that, the source added that Savannah “considers herself a true journalist”, while Hoda is seen as “the lighthearted one who drank wine with Kathy Lee Gifford”.

“Savannah was the White House correspondent before she got the host job, which also explains her love for Jenna since her dad was president.”

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While Jenna is Hoda’s co-host, the insider said she plays both sides between the women.

“Jenna and Savannah are best friends, and they’ve chilled Hoda.

“Jenna landed the best TV job with no experience – no one works better than Jenna.

“He’s a master at acting,” the insider added.

The Today Show did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.

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Hoda and Savannah made history as the first pair of women to co-host the Today show after decades on the air.

During a celebration of the show at the Paley Center last month, Savannah – who shared duties with former Today show host Matt Lauer before the 64-year-old was fired – spoke about the arrival of Hoda as a replacement.

“All I know is that at the time, I felt like I could drown if Hoda hadn’t reached down and grabbed my hand.

“I’ll always say she saved the show, period. And holding her hand and saying, ‘We’re gonna do this together,’ meant everything to me. I don’t think I trusted in me alone,” Savannah said.

The mother-of-two’s kind words didn’t stop there as she continued to praise Hoda and the close relationship they shared.

“It’s wonderful to have a female partnership, but for me to have this friend and this cheerleader and this partner, and I really feel that about her, and I hope we share that.

“It’s amazing. I always say, ‘I’m going to hold my hand, close my eyes and go anywhere with you.’ I want.”


Former Savannah co-host Matt received the ax from NBC’s Today in 2017 amid complaints of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

The TV personality strenuously denied the allegations made against him.

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Matt was one of the most prominent personalities on American television before his fall from grace.

He reportedly spends time at his Hamptons home, where he focuses on his family.

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