TV The Best Today Show Hosts  

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List of your favorite "Today Show" hosts of all time. The best hosts of NBC's famed "Today Show" are ranked here in order of popularity. Ann Curry and Matt Lauer made splashes in the news with rumors of a supposed feud in the world of morning shows. Just like late night talk show titans Leno and Conan and Letterman all duke it out (or Conan and Colbert and Stewart if anyone saw the Writer's Strike episodes), even the early morning talk show hosts have drama.

These breakfast television stars range from Tom Brokaw, who still reigns on (MS)NBC news productions, to Meredith Vieira, the millionaire who hosts "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" to Katie Couric, who gave the Boston University commencement speech to 2012 graduates. Names like Barbara Walters and Bryant Gumbel on this list make us aware of the absolute stardom often guaranteed by a main primary anchor gig on "The Today Show" every morning. 
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Natalie Morales-Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Natalie Morales-Rhodes age 45 - Anchor, 2006-present

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Tom Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Tom Brokaw age 77 - Anchor, 1976-1981

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292 196
Dylan Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Dylan Dreyer Weekend Today, 2012-Present

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249 206
Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jane Pauley age 67 - Anchor, 1976-1989

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200 151
Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Hugh Downs age 96 - Anchor, 1962-1971

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204 187
Willard Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Willard Scott age 83 - Weather anchor, 1980-1996

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252 278
Jenna Bush Hager is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Jenna Bush Hager age 36 - Correspondent, 2009-present

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344 458
Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Ann Curry age 61 - Anchor, 2007-2012

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335 471
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Katie Couric age 60 - Anchor, 1991-2006

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331 470
Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Al Roker age 63 - Anchor, 1996-present

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115 171
John Chancellor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
John Chancellor Died at 69 (1927-1996) - Anchor, 1961-1962

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177 289
Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Bryant Gumbel age 69 - Anchor, 1982-1997

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119 187
Erica Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Erica Hill age 41 - Weekend Today, 2012-Present

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138 231
Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Maria Shriver age 62 - Co-Anchor Weekend Today 1987-1990

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254 458
Meredith Vieira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Meredith Vieira age 64 - Anchor, 2006-2011

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135 232
Deborah Norville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Deborah Norville age 59 - Anchor, 1989-1991

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96 159
Dave Garroway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave Garroway Died at 69 (1913-1982) - Anchor, 1952-1961

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112 204
Gene Shalit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Gene Shalit Panelist, 1973-2010

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92 163
Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Edwin Newman Died at 91 (1919-2010) - Panelist, 1952-1984

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90 174
Joe Garagiola, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Joe Garagiola, Sr. age 91 - Panelist, 1967-1973, 1990-1992

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94 186
Chris Wallace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Chris Wallace age 70 - News Anchor, 1982

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254 544
Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Matt Lauer age 60 - Anchor, 1994-present

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177 374
Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Willie Geist age 42 - Anchor, 2012-present

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89 185
Florence Henderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Florence Henderson age 83 - Today Girl, 1959-1960

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Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Kathie Lee Gifford age 64 - Anchor, 2008-present

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77 167
Lee Meriwether is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Lee Meriwether age 82 - Today Girl, 1955-1956

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70 157
John Palmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
John Palmer Died at 78 (1935-2013) - News anchor, 1982-1989

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76 172
Kate Snow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Kate Snow age 48 - National Correspondent, 2010-Present

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71 162
Frank McGee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Frank McGee Died at 53 (1921-1974) - Anchor, 1971-1974

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Savannah Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Savannah Guthrie age 46 - Anchor, 2011-present

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91 214
Sheinelle Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Sheinelle Jones Weekend Today, 2014-Present

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71 169
Amy Robach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Amy Robach age 44 - National Correspondent 2006-2012; Co-Anchor Weekend Today 2007-2012

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91 223
Jenna Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Jenna Wolfe age 43 - Today Lifestyles & Fitness Correspondent, 2015-Present;  Correspondent, 2010-2014

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59 145
Frank Blair is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Frank Blair News anchor, 1953-1975

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55 145
Floyd Kalber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Floyd Kalber Died at 80 (1924-2004) - News anchor, 1976-1979

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Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Hoda Kotb age 53 - Anchor, 2007-present

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53 148
Betsy Palmer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Betsy Palmer age 91 - Today Girl, 1958

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53 150
Helen O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Helen O'Connell Died at 73 (1920-1993) - Today Girl, 1956-1958

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60 169
Faith Daniels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Faith Daniels age 60 - News Anchor, 1990-1992

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156 425
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Barbara Walters age 88 - Anchor, 1962-1976

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53 153
Michelle Kosinski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Michelle Kosinski Foreign Correspondent, 2010-2014

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49 144
Merrill Mueller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Merrill Mueller News anchor, 1953

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47 144
Jack Lescoulie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jack Lescoulie Died at 75 (1912-1987) - Panelist, 1952-1965

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Bob Ryan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Bob Ryan Weather Anchor, 1978-1980

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49 150
Judith Crist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Judith Crist Died at 90 (1922-2012) - Panelist, 1964-1973

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48 150
Margaret Larson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Margaret Larson News anchor, 1992-1994

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44 144
Estelle Parsons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts

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46 151
Jim Hartz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jim Hartz age 77 - Anchor, 1974-1976

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44 147
Jim Fleming is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jim Fleming Women's Editor, 1952-1955

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42 143
Lew Wood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Lew Wood News anchor, 1975-1976