Inside Hoda Kotb’s Timely Journey to a Top Job on Today

It took hardly any time, however, for folks to begin to wonder who would replace Lauer, and the network was obviously way ahead of the fans. There was no choice but to make exactly the right decision.

So in addition to being well-deserved, Kotb’s promotion couldn’t be a more timely response to one of the questions facing almost every industry at this moment regarding what they’re doing to shake up the standard ways of doing business, in which a man is considered the given example of something and the woman is considered the female version of whatever the man has established as the norm (like “woman doctor” or “woman cop,” or “woman anchor” and “woman CEO”).