Hoda Kotb returns to work after weeklong illness
Hoda Kotb has returned to the “Today” anchor desk after being out sick with the flu all last week.
Kotb’s absence was first noted Monday, March 2, 2020, when co-anchor Savannah Guthrie noted she had caught the influenza virus — despite getting a flu shot.
At the time, Guthrie indicated Kotb would likely be out until at least Wednesday — but she ended up being out the entire week.
Guthrie was also out Friday, March 6, though no mention was made of her being ill when Craig Melvin and weekend “Today” co-anchor Kristen Welker filled in.
Kotb also missed “Today with Hoda and Jenna” all week — including the studio audience versions Thursday and Friday, when Willie Geist and Maria Shriver filled in for Kotb aside Jenna Bush Hager.