‘Good Morning America’ Swipes Rare Victory In News Demo From ‘Today’

The ABC News program typically wins the biggest audience among morning-news programs, while NBC News rival Today typically dominated in the critical category of viewers between 25 and 54 — the demographic that governs how much advertisers pay for each show. Last week, however, GMA prevailed in both, the first time in more than four months that it has done so.

Jenna Bush Hager Tests Positive For COVID-19, Misses ‘Today’ Taping

“Her whole family has it. You know how it is. Everyone gets it, they quarantine, and then 5 days later, everything’s going to be just fine,” Hager’s co-host Hoda Kotb said during Wednesday’s show.

Billy Bush ‘Livid’ Over ‘Today’ Snub In 70th Anniversary Video

The Power Of Morning Television Endures As ‘Today’ Celebrates 70 Years

Today invented the very idea of morning television, spurring rivals like GMA and CBS Mornings and at least a dozen rise-and-shine shows on cable. Nowadays, TV networks and streaming services are on 24/7, but in 1952, a breakfast hour broadcast was a radical idea. Television was still a new medium. Local stations typically only showed a test pattern at 7 a.m. There was no reason for families to turn on their newfangled TV sets in the morning — until NBC gave them a reason by creating Today. This was a big deal because once they turned the TV set on in the morning, the set tended to stay on — a factor in the stunning rise in video consumption ever since.

Savannah Guthrie Tests Positive For COVID-19

Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19. The Today show anchor shared her breakthrough case to Hoda Kotb at the top of NBC’s morning show on Monday. Guthrie, whom Today reported is vaccinated and has received a booster shot, shared that she has felt mild symptoms. “Little sniffles, not much more than that,” she said.

‘Today’s Hoda Kotb Tests Positive For COVID

Hoda Kotb has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge of cases in New York City over the last month. The Today anchor’s breakthrough case was first reported on the NBC morning show Thursday, with co-anchor Craig Melvin confirming the news on air. “She tested positive for COVID but Hoda tells us that she’s doing just fine, and we look forward to having her back very, very soon,” Melvin said during the show’s third hour.

Inside NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Reinvention For The Streaming Era

NBC already produces more hours of Today every week than there are in the primetime schedule of its broadcast rival, Fox. But in recent months, NBC News has been expanding morning TV’s longest-running national program into something quite different. Today producers estimate on a weekly basis they are making 200 on-air segments, 35 streaming shows, 200 digital videos, 23 podcast episodes and 10 TikToks. The result? Executives believe Today, outfitted with an “All Day” video-streaming service, can compete with other big lifestyle media outlets.

Talia Parkinson-Jones Will Executive Produce ‘Today With Hoda & Jenna’

Daytime TV veteran Talia Parkinson-Jones has been named the new executive producer of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today show, placing a new supervisor atop an hour that helps the network reach critical morning audiences.

Studio 1A Gets Curvy Update Designed To Unify ‘Today’ Space’s Look

Willard Scott, NBC’s Longtime ‘Today’ Weatherman, Dies At 87

Scott began his 65-year career at NBC as an entry-level page at at NBC-owned WRC Washington, D.C., and rose to become the weather forecaster on the television network’s flagship morning show for more than three decades.

Did ‘CBS This Morning’ Close Ratings Gap With ‘GMA,’ ‘Today’ Under Anthony Mason?

“CBS This Morning” needs all the help it can get. The daily talk and news program ranks third out of the big three broadcast networks’ morning shows, and really isn’t even all that close in viewership to NBC’s “Today” show or ABC’s “Good Morning America.” But it’s made progress.

‘Hoda & Jenna’ Executive Producer To Step Down

Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, the spirited executive producer behind the fourth hour of NBC’s Today morning franchise, plans to step down from the role later in August. In a memo issued to staffers on Thursday, Libby Leist, an SVP at NBC News who oversees Today, said LaMarca was eager to spend more time with family, and had initially taken the job in 2019 with the intention to stay for a year.

Longtime ‘Today’ Producer Ric Romo Dies

‘Today’ Podcast Will Open NBC’s Morning Show To Round-The-Clock Audio

NBC’s Today has long been part of many an American morning ritual. Starting today, however, fans of the program can truly interact with a full version of it at almost any time they want. NBC News is launching its venerable A.M. franchise in podcast form, meaning that people who may want to know what it is going on with the show can find it at times and in ways of their own choosing, not necessarily in the 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. block it runs in each weekday on NBC.

After 10 Years Of Early Mornings, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Still Lives For ‘Today’

The coolheaded co-anchor survived a turbulent decade on NBC’s morning program, which is now adapting to the new TV landscape.

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb To Anchor Streaming ‘Today’ Highlights Show

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are, for many, a morning habit. NBC hopes the Today pair will soon become an afternoon or evening one for a different kind of viewer. Starting June 8, the duo will take the network’s nearly seven-decade-old Today show into new territory. The pair will add to their on-screen duties by anchoring a half-hour “highlights” recap meant to bring the most recent Today news to streaming audiences.

Morning Shows Extend The Day To Cope With Viewer Erosion

For generations of Americans, the morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC have been habitual places to turn to for some news and a check of the traffic and weather as they got ready for work and hustled the kids off to school. Yet who cares about the traffic and weather if you’re not leaving the house? Viewership is down at all three programs, although to be fair, it is for television in general. But for the morning shows, the loss hits hardest among viewers aged 25-to-54 —- working people. In that age group, viewing dropped 22% between the first three months of 2020 and this year at Today, 24% at Good Morning America and 16% at CBS This Morning, according to Nielsen.

‘Today’ Gets New Graphics With Dynamic Angular Elements

‘Today’ Adds Two New Digital Execs

Former CNN Great Big Story VP Ashley Codianni is joining NBC as executive editor of Today Digital, and Missy Dunlop Parsons is being promoted to executive producer of Today All Day, the morning show’s 24/7 lifestyle streaming channel. In this new role, Codianni will manage the Today.com editorial and social teams, working in tandem with the Today broadcast team to highlight programming across all our digital platforms.

Al Roker Back At ‘Today’ After Cancer Surgery

Al Roker returned to the Today show on Monday morning, two weeks after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. “I’m back! I’m so excited to see all of you,” the 66-year-old meteorologist wrote on Instagram.

NBC’s ‘Today’ Launches Fitness, Cooking Classes Via Streaming Video

Longtime ‘Today’ Producer Jackie Levin Leaving NBC News

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie In Self-Quarantine

The Today anchor announced Tuesday night via Instagram that she would be broadcasting from home beginning Wednesday. Hoda Kotb will still be live from Studio 1A. “I’m staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose,” Guthrie posted.

Al Roker, Craig Melvin Off ‘Today’

Today’s Al Roker and Craig Melvin are taking time off after a colleague on the third hour of the show contracted coronavirus. Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced the news on Monday morning — while practicing social distancing themselves and sitting apart. The stars said Roker and Melvin will be off the air for just a day as a precaution.

Coronavirus Hits 30 Rock

A Today show employee who works at the 30 Rockefeller Plaza building in New York City has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a memo sent out to staff. Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News, emailed employees late Sunday to tell them that the unnamed staff member, who works on the weekday third-hour show, was receiving medical care for “mild symptoms” and wished them a speedy recovery. The show would go on, but everyone who’s had close contact will have to isolate themselves.

NBC News Explores ‘Today’ Streaming Options

In a memo issued Monday, NBC News Digital staffers were told that the company plans to explore streaming opportunities for Today and intends to shift some employees assigned to video “to focus on preparing for a streaming experience.” A person familiar with the matter says NBC News is mulling such an initiative, but cautioned that it is in its earliest days and is not guaranteed to come to fruition.

‘Today’ Anchor Savannah Guthrie Undergoes Retinal Surgery

Savannah Guthrie Suffers Eye Injury

Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday called in to the Today show to reveal that her absence this week is due to an eye injury. The morning show co-anchor explained that the injury came while playing with her 2-year-old son, Charley.

3rd Hour Of ‘Today’ Delivering Year-Over-Year Audience Growth

NBC’s ‘Today’ Gets Lift From Kotb’s Return

Hoda Kotb’s return to Today boosted the NBC morning show’s ratings above competitor Good Morning America last week. Today topped GMA both in total viewers and in the key news demographic of adults 25-54 for the week of Sept. 2, according to Nielsen. Overall, Kotb’s first week back from maternity leave pulled in an average of 3.872 million live-plus-same-day viewers compared to GMA’s 3.835 million. In the demo, the numbers were 1.202 million to 1.150 million.

‘Today,’ ‘GMA,’ Morning War Gains New Heat

Today and ABC’s Good Morning America are locked in a neck-and-neck race for dominance among the eggs-and-O.J. crowd, and their split has been stratified for months. For more than three years, GMA has typically commanded more viewers overall, while Today consistently dominated people between 25 and 54. Yet for the past two weeks, the dynamic has gone topsy-turvy: GMA has won more viewers in that all-important category, while still maintaining its overall audience lead.

Hoda Kotb Returning To ‘Today’ Sept. 3

One of the on-air fixtures on NBC’s Today show will soon be returning to the lineup. Hoda Kotb, who has been out on maternity leave, said she will be back on the show on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day.

No Matt Lauer In ‘Today’ 25th Anniversary Video

Joanne LaMarca Named ‘Today’ 4th Hour EP

LaMarca, a longtime Today staffer who left NBC News in 2017 after a long run, will return as the new head of the 10 a.m. hour that is now led by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. The hour is in the midst of a transition: Kotb’s long-time co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, recently stepped down, succeeded by Hager. And on Monday, NBCUniversal announced that Tammy Filler, the fourth hour’s longtime chief, would move over to E! to help run an expanded news operation.

‘Today’ Fourth Hour EP Tammy Filler Leaving

‘Today’ Co-Anchor Jenna Bush Hager Expecting 3rd Child

NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” show co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her third child. The 37-year-old journalist shared the news with colleagues during Monday morning’s show. The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child. She joined the fourth hour of the “Today” […]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wraps Up 11 Years On ‘Today’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathie Lee Gifford wrapped up 11 years with NBC’s “Today” show Friday with laughs, tears, Scripture and — of course — wine. The 65-year-old host received a standing ovation from the audience after rapper Flo Rida opened the program by singing that the studio was “Kathie Lee’s house.” Co-host Hoda Kotb […]

‘Today’ Names Jill Martin Lifestyle Contributor

Jenna Bush Hager To Suceed Gifford At ‘Today’

Jenna Bush Hager will join Hoda Kotb as the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s Today. She replaces Kathie Lee Gifford, who announced that she would step down in April.

‘Today’ Gets New, Wider Graphics