Hoda Kotb's 'Today' salary at NBC is reportedly less than 1/3 of Matt Lauer's

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  • On Tuesday, NBC announced that Hoda Kotb would permanently replace Matt Lauer as coanchor of "Today."
  • According to a Page Six report, Kotb's salary is about $18 million less than Lauer's was.
  • The salary difference brings to mind the gender wage gap in the United States.

On Tuesday, NBC announced that Hoda Kotb would join coanchor Savanah Guthrie as the permanent replacement for Matt Lauer on the "Today" show.

But her salary reportedly won't compare to his.

Kotb, who has been with the network since 1998, had been filling in for Lauer since he was fired from NBC in November for "inappropriate sexual behavior." Kotb has also cohosted the fourth hour of "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2008, and will continue to do so moving forward, according to NBC.

Page Six reports (citing "NBC sources") that Kotb will make the same as Guthrie: $7 million per year. At the time of his firing, Lauer was making $25 million a year. The salary difference brings to mind the substantial gender wage gap in the United States.

Kotb has been at NBC for 20 years, and Guthrie has been at NBC since 2007.

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