March 10, 2023 | 10:57 p.m.
Savannah Guthrie tells Page Six that co-anchor Hoda Kotb’s daughter is doing “much better” after her health scare and that Kotb is ready to “come back to life” after the incident.
Kotb, 58, mysteriously vanished from his usual seat on ‘Today’ last month, only to reappear on Monday and explain that his daughter Hope had been rushed to the intensive care unit, where she spent several days before being transferred to a regular hospital. bed.
At a party to celebrate the fourth anniversary of “Today” host Jenna Bush Hager’s Read With Jenna book club, Guthrie told us that Hope is “doing a lot better” and that her mom is “doing great.”
“[Kotb’s] so strong,” added Guthrie, 51. “She was there every day and every night – she never left her daughter.
Speaking at the party at Rockefeller Center’s McNally Jackson store, Guthrie added: ‘I was just thinking: she’s brave and she’s brave and she’s strong, and she was when Hope was sick, and she was. is wanting to get back to work, and with Hope going back to school.
She told us that Kotb was ready to “come back to life” after the scary incident. It has not been revealed exactly what was wrong with the 3-year-old.
Meanwhile, Bush — who also hosts an hour of the long-running NBC morning show with Kotb — also let us in on his admiration for the veteran reporter.
“It made me realize how fragile life is,” Bush, 41, who has three daughters, told us of the health scare. “Things can change from day to day.”
Bush, who shared his pride in the impact the book club has had on showcasing authors and helping them land on bestseller lists, told us that the fact that so many viewers – who span all political horizons – have enjoyed the same books over the past four years has given him the faith that “we have more in common than it separates us”.