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Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 -- © NBC

Hoda Kotb leaves NBC's Today in New York as exciting venture is revealed

Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
July 1, 2024
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Hoda Kotb got fans talking when she revealed a big career opportunity which had her jumping for joy.

The Today anchor could hardly contain herself as she teased her new venture on Instagram with a snapshot of a flight tracker and the caption: "Landed! Do you know where I am?"

Her social media followers flooded her with comments as they tried to work out what she was up to.

WATCH: Hoda Kotb celebrates with the US gymnastics team ahead of Paris Olympics

But they didn't have to wait long because a few hours later, she shared videos and snapshots with the US gymnastics squad — including Simone Biles — who were at the Olympic trials in Minnesota. 

She was there for an exclusive interview with the team which will air on Monday, July 1. 

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It turned out to be an epic affair as the young athletes qualified for the Paris Olympics. 

Simone, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles and Jade Carey qualified and the spot for the rookie went to 16-year-old Hezly Rivera, who only qualified as a senior this year. 

Simone Biles of Team United States poses with the bronze medal following the Women's Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan© Getty
Hoda was so excited for Simone and the rest of the US team

Hoda was full of enthusiasm in the videos she posted in which she met Simone's family who were there cheering her on and she embraced the gymnasts ahead of their interview. 

Hoda can't wait for the sporting event and the Today team have been counting down the days until the Olympics begin in July. 

TODAY -- "TODAY live from Pyeongchang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics" -- Pictured:  Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Monday, February 12, 2018 © Getty Images
Hoda and Savannah will travel to Paris to cover the Olympics

They had a huge party on the Plaza in April to mark 100 days until it begins. 

Hoda and Savannah Guthrie will head to Europe to report on the Games this summer as they did for Tokyo and Beijing previously during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They pair opened up about Hoda's passion for the US gymnastics team during a joint appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles and Jade Carey on Thursday August 5, 2021© Getty Images
Hoda and Savannah are huge fans of the Olympics

"Ya'll, we are going to dominate gymnastics," Hoda said, before adding: "This is going to be Simone's chapter."

Savannah then added: "You know, Hoda is like the unofficial den mother of USA Gymnastics. She cheers for them so hard. Speaking of Tokyo, during the pandemic, where we weren't allowed to really even look at each other, Hoda was like, 'Well their families aren't here and someone's going to give them a hug' and the Japanese government was like 'Tell that woman to stop hugging the athletes.' It was like an international incident."

Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Thursday, April 18, 2024 --© NBC
The pair will leave their seats on Today in New York to travel to Paris

Hoda confirmed: "I almost got in trouble big time, big time."

The gymnastics events in Paris start on July 27 and finished on August 5. Hann

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