The fourth hour of “Today” is a very different beast than the first three hours, focusing less on news and more on banter between the hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The banter is usually playful and fun, however TMZ alleges that things have been getting testy lately.
At issue is this: Gifford apparently wants to host the show from LA, while Kotb wants to stay in New York.
Our sources say Hoda felt the heat was off when Kathie Lee started doing her Broadway show … she thought Kathie Lee might get off the whole L.A. thing. But when the show wrapped in December, Kathie Lee immediately started pushing again for an L.A. move.
An NBC spokesperson told The Huffington Post that the story was bunk:
“None of this is true. The only ‘tension’ between the two ladies is whether the beverage of the day is red or white.”
TVNewser hears from a source at the show that Gifford has pushed to do more editions of the program in LA, and has mentioned the idea of possibly moving there at some point. There is not, however, tension between her and Kotb.