An NBC insider tells Page Six that the new face of Today, Hoda Kotb, will make $18 million less than the man she replaced, but the same amount as her co-anchor Savannah Guthrie. Kotb and Guthrie’s reported salaries are $7 million each—nice paychecks, sure, but a far cry from Lauer’s $25 million.
A “Today” rep said the organization doesn’t comment on talent contracts. But Megyn Kelly still remains on a monster deal — as high as $20 million a year just for hosting the 9 a.m. hour. Kelly awkwardly congratulated Kotb on Tuesday, ominously referring to “a dark period” Kotb had 10 years ago, without explaining that it was due to a cancer battle.