Jenna Bush Hager starts ‘Today’ maternity leave

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Jenna Bush Hager, the newly installed co-host of the fourth hour of “Today,” announced Friday, Aug. 2, 2019’s taped show was her last before starting maternity leave.

Hager announced April 22, 2019, that was five and a half months pregnant.

Her fourth hour co-host and main “Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb is currently out for maternity leave after adopting a baby in April.

Kotb did make an appearance on Friday’s edition of the show, which was prerecorded.

Third hour co-host and meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is also expecting a baby.

Kotb hasn’t set a return date to the show yet, but presumably Monday’s fourth hour, branded as “Today with Hoda & Jenna” will be without either one of them — instead with fill in hosts behind the table.

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