*It looks like Hoda Kotb may be trying to bow out of NBC’s new albatross known as the “Today” show.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the fourth-hour co-host, who has anchored alongside Kathie Lee Gifford since 2007, will see her contract expire this fall and is reportedly taking meetings for other job possibilities.
However, a source close to the situation tells the magazine that it seems unlikely that Kotb will actually leave.
“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.”
The news comes less than two months after reported tension on the set between Kotb and Gifford after the latter wanted to move the fourth hour to Los Angeles so she could be closer to her family.
The news also comes on the heels of “Today’s” Matt Lauer getting bashed in the press, which included rumors that Anderson Cooper may replace him.