Hoda Kotb Reveals Matt Lauer's Text After Replacing Him as 'Today' Show Co-Anchor (Exclusive)

Matt Lauer congratulated Hoda Kotb after she was officially named Savannah Guthrie's new co-anchor on the Today show, Kotb tells ET. ET spoke with Kotb and Guthrie about the big promotion on Tuesday morning in New York City, where Kotb shared Lauer's reaction. "I did hear from him, yeah, he texted me and he said congratulations and some really nice words, and it meant the world when I saw the text pop up," Kotb reveals. "My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that."