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Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb, who anchors the fourth hour of Today alongside Kathie Lee Gifford, agreed with THR's selection of lead anchor Matt Lauer for the cover of the "New York Issue" featuring the most powerful people in media.

"First of all, how hot is Matt Lauer?" she said. "I mean, let's just begin with that. That's just terrific. ... It doesn't surprise me one bit. I don't know that there's a better interviewer in the country right now on television."

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