The Best Today Show Hosts

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. Former Today Show anchors 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.

On November 29, 2017, Matt Lauer was fired from NBC after he was accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. These allegations led back to similar incidents in the past, including sexual misconduct during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lauer has admitted to some of the allegations. He was on The Today Show for 20 years. 

These breakfast television stars range from Tom Brokaw, who still reigns on MSNBC news productions, to Meredith Vieira, the millionaire who hosted 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. Some of these hosts used to appear only on the weekend shows before becoming faces we saw every weekday morning.

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  • Dylan Dreyer
    1,498 votes

    Dylan Dreyer

    Weekend Today, 2012-Present
  • Hoda Kotb
    1,175 votes
    Age: 58
    Anchor, 2007-present
  • Natalie Morales-Rhodes
    1,378 votes
    Anchor, 2006-present
  • Ann Curry
    1,219 votes
    Age: 66
    Anchor, 2007-2012
  • Willie Geist
    982 votes
    Anchor, 2012-present
  • Al Roker
    1,105 votes
    Age: 68
    Anchor, 1996-present