Hoda Kotb is sticking with the "Today" show, despite being highly sought by several other news networks and shows including ABC News' "The View," Capital New York reported on Tuesday.
Kotb signed another multi-year contract with NBC News to continue co-hosting the fourth hour of "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford, but insider sources told Capital New York that this was not Kotb's only option. ABC News hoped to grab her for "The View," and also make her an intricate part of the network.
In July, sources reported that ABC News had reached out to Hotb as a replacement for "View" co-host Joy Behar, who left the show in August along with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "The View" has been undergoing several other changes as of late, bringing on new co-host Jenny McCarthy in September and preparing for Barbara Walter's set departure in 2014.
But despite the offer, sources consulted by Capital confirmed that Hotb is happiest in her home at NBC News. She's been with the network since her "Dateline" debut in 1998, but it wasn't until 2007 that she became the "Today" fourth hour co-host.
Oh Hoda, we would have loved to see you do your thing on "The View," but we're just happy we get to keep seeing you each morning, no matter where that may be!