Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley to Co-Anchor TODAY with Matt Lauer, 12/30
Take a walk down memory lane. On Monday, Dec. 30, former TODAY anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley will join Matt Lauer to co-anchor the show.It'll be like old times for Gumbel and Pauley. Gumbel left the TODAY in 1997 after 15 years in an anchor slot, and Pauley left in 1989 after 13 years, the last seven of them as Gumbel's co-anchor. But their reunion next Monday won't be the first time they've gotten back behind the anchor desk. Gumbel got back together with his anchors during the show's 60th anniversary in January 2012, and Pauley continues to appear on the show monthly for her "Life Reimagined TODAY" segment, in which she spotlights Americans over 50 embarking on new careers.
NBC News pioneered the morning news program when it launched TODAY in 1952 with Dave Garroway as host. For more than 60 years, TODAY has provided a daily live broadcast of the latest in domestic and international news, weather reports, and interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.
TODAY is renowned for providing its audience with a "window on the world," bringing viewers breaking news as it happens and often broadcasting from locations around the globe. TODAY's longtime home at New York's Rockefeller Plaza attracts thousands of visitors each year to peer into its windows and become part of TODAY's broadcast. The Emmy Award winning program is anchored by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales. Don Nash is the executive producer.
The fourth hour of 'Today,' hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, has been hailed as "appointment television" by Entertainment Weekly, "uproarious and irresistible" by People magazine, and "Today's happy hour" by USA Today. With their undeniable chemistry and wit, Kathie Lee and Hoda bring viewers a fresh lively show each morning that always gets people talking.
In what has become a fan favorite, Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss the headlines and hot stories of the day in Today's Talk, giving their original and often hysterical perspectives. Throughout the show, the hosts use Facebook and Twitter to interact live with their fans and get immediate reactions and suggestions. The program is a go-to destination for celebrity guests and musical acts, as well as today's newsmakers, authors, designers and chefs.