Kathie Lee Gifford Says Her Replacement on 'Today' Will Be Hoda Kotb's Pick

Kathie Lee Gifford Says Her Replacement on 'Today' Will Be Hoda Kotb's Pick

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb can’t seem to decide who has more word in choosing a replacement for KLG on the “Today” show … but it’s definitely one of them.

We got the NBC morning show anchors Wednesday in NYC, the day after Kathie announced she’s leaving ”Today” at the end of her 11th year. Our photog asked who’s in line to fill Kathie’s shoes, and she enthusiastically says, “Whoever Hoda wants, Hoda gets.” 

For her part, Hoda played it coy, saying … “This is all about KLG.” Kathie immediately refutes that, though, but Hoda insists it is. It’s like an Abbot and Costello bit here, really. 

Our camera guy throws out Jenna Bush Hager as a possibility — who’s said to be in the running — but Hoda and Kathie are definitely playing this close to the vest.

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