During the Wednesday episode of “Today with Hoda & Jenna,” co-host Jenna Bush Hager addressed the absence of her colleague and co-host Hoda Kotb, stating that Willie Geist was filling in for her.
Bush Hager reassured viewers that Kotb was okay, but that she was dealing with a family health matter.
Both Bush Hager and Geist expressed their love and admiration for Kotb and said they looked forward to her return.
Kotb’s absence was first addressed on Wednesday morning’s episode of “Today” when co-host Craig Melvin, who had been filling in for Kotb, announced that she was okay but dealing with a family health matter.
Melvin also mentioned that they were anticipating the return of Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, who had left Tuesday’s live show mid-broadcast after testing positive for COVID-19.
In the absence of Kotb, Sheinelle Jones and Willie Geist have been filling in on “Today with Hoda & Jenna.”
Concerned fans had noticed Kotb’s absence since February 17th and have expressed their support for her during this time.