The co-hosts of "Today" got a surprise visitor on Monday morning when Ted Williams dropped by outside the plaza.
Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales and Al Roker were doing their usual thing when Lauer drew their attention to a "bizarre thing." He motioned past the crowds lined around the plaza, and cameras zoomed in to show Williams by a barricade.
"I love the 'Today' show," Williams shouted, waving before getting on his way.
"He did a flyby on us," Matt joked. "That was cool."
Williams was homeless until a Youtube video featuring his "golden" voice went viral and propelled him to national fame last year. Since then, he has done voiceover work for MSNBC, and even introduced the "Today" show.
Lauer co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.
Guthrie co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.
Roberts co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.
Stephanopoulos co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.
Rose co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 7-8 a.m. CBS announced the addition of Rose and Gayle King and a decidedly focused hard news program earlier this year.
King co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 8-9 a.m.
Doocy co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m. "Fox and Friends" dominates cable news morning shows.
Carlson co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.
Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.
Scarborough co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m. "Morning Joe" focuses solely on hard news and political commentary.
Brzezinski co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m.
O'Brien co-hosts CNN's 7-9 a.m. morning news program. CNN's "American Morning" fell behind MSNBC and even its own HLN. The network recently announced the return of O'Brien and the replacement of "Amerian Morning" with two new morning programs.
Sambolin co-hosts CNN's 5-7 a.m. morning news program.