July 29, 2013 01:52 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Joy Behar is slated to leave The View at the end of this season, leaving ABC in need of a replacement. Rumor has it, Today host and Apprentice alum Hoda Kotb just might be the right candidate for the job.
Would Hoda Kotb make a good addition to The View? That’s what fans think, and according to the latest gossip, executives at ABC agree. One insider told the New York Post, “Hoda addresses several of [ABC's] needs. She has news experience, which is something The View has not had since Meredith Vieira left. She also adds some diversity to the panel.”
This source says that ABC is “very interested” in Hoda Kotb and has already launched negotiations. ABC, on the other hand, does not appear to hold the same opinion. A network representative alleges that the rumors about Hoda Kotb joining The View are nothing more than, well, rumors, alleging, “There’s absolutely zero truth to this whatsoever.” And even if ABC was trying to get Hoda on board, sources feel that she would not be willing to leave her current spot on Today. She’s just too happy with her current job. The insider for the New York Post says, “Hoda loves her job at Today and she’s very happy laughing and scratching with Kathie Lee every day.”
Do you think Hoda Kotb would make a good addition to The View? Or are you perfectly happy seeing her interacting with Kathie Lee Gifford on Today? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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