However, a source close to the situation tells the magazine that it seems unlikely that Kotb, whose contract with Today expires in the fall, will actually leave. "Hoda loves her job at the Today show and adores everyone she works with on the show. Her contract is coming up and she's just expanding relationships and having coffee with a few people."
The news comes less than two months after reported tension on the set between Kotb and Gifford after the latter wanted to move the fourth hour to Los Angeles so she could be closer to her family.
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