'Dream job': TODAY's Hoda Kotb celebrates first week as anchor

Posted January 5, 2018 11:14 a.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2018 2:18 p.m. EST

The first week at any new job can be stressful, but it was more like a dream come true for the newest anchor of NBC's TODAY.

Hota Kotb wrapped up her first week in the anchor chair Friday with a touching tribute video showing some of the highlights of her career before joining TODAY's team. The video showed her past coverage of wars and disasters, and it showed her adopting her daughter, Haley Joy.

Co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Carson Daly chimed in to wish her luck as she kicks off the next leg of her career.

"If there is a dream job, I know I've found it," Kotb said in the tribute.

Kotb was promoted to the job after NBC fired longtime anchor Matt Lauer, who was accused of sexual misconduct while at work.