The “Today” show revealed Wednesday that Hoda Kotb has been absent from her post for more than a week due to “family health.”
The journalist’s colleague Craig Melvin explained, “We can tell you that Hoda is dealing with a family welfare issue.
“We look forward to seeing Hoda and Savannah [Guthrie] Back on the table,” he continued, referring to Guthrie’s recent Covid-19 diagnosis.
Kotbi is still not aware of the situation.
Thousands of fans have expressed their concern following the 58-year-old’s absence from the “Today” show and “Today with Hoda and Jenna” since Feb. 17.
His “Today” Channel podcast “Making Space” — which normally releases episodes every Monday morning — hasn’t released a new episode since Feb. 20.
Kotpin’s Instagram page also had 2.2 million followers after her page switched from posts about her family and her work to inspirational quotes.
She too He shared four other reports About being “brave” and “strong” in the midst of “dark clouds”.
Hundreds of fans wished him well in each post and commented how much they missed his presence on the NBC morning shows.
In Kotb’s absence, his “Today” show co-host, Savannah Guthrie, unexpectedly left the set mid-air Tuesday morning.
Guthrie began hosting the morning show at 7 a.m., but did not return after a half-hour commercial break.
Sheinelle Jones — originally co-hosting “Today’s 3rd Hour” but filling in for Kotb — later revealed that Guthrie, 51, “rushed home” after testing positive for Covid-19.
“Savannah, we love you. I wish you a speedy recovery,” Jones, 44, said.
NBC has not publicly shared when Guthrie will return or who will take her and Cotebe’s prominent spots on the “Today” show.
Assisting on the “Today” show are “World News Tonight” anchor Tom Lamas, “Today 3rd Hour” co-anchors Craig Melvin and Carson Daly and “Today” show regular Al Roker.
Both Willie Geist and Jones have filled in for the theory this past week, along with Jenna Bush Hager.
Kotb is the mother of two daughters — Haley Joy, 5, and Hope Catherine, 3 — that she co-parents with ex-fiancé Joel Schiffman.
Although the two called off their engagement in December 2021, she flowed to the people About forming a “healthy mix” with “Big Daddy” in August next year.
“He’ll have a Saturday and I’ll do a Sunday. We switch every week,” she explained at the time. “He’ll take the girls and do some fun stuff and I’ll take some quiet time.”
“They love it,” Kotb said of how the little ones have handled the change.
“Friend of animals everywhere. Devoted analyst. Total alcohol scholar. Infuriatingly humble food trailblazer.”