Media 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. 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. 

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Dylan Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Dylan Dreyer Weekend Today, 2012-Present

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Natalie Morales-Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 46 - Anchor, 2006-present

3
741 554
Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 68 - Anchor, 1976-1989

4
547 424
Sheinelle Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Sheinelle Jones Weekend Today, 2014-Present

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699 599
Jenna Bush Hager is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added age 37 - Correspondent, 2009-present

6
785 686
Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 54 - Anchor, 2007-present

7
835 745
Savannah Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 47 - Anchor, 2011-present

8
701 614
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 65 - Anchor, 2008-present

9
584 572
Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 43 - Anchor, 2012-present

10
768 800
Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 61 - Anchor, 1991-2006

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616 628
Tom Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 78 - Anchor, 1976-1981

12
818 887
Ann Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 62 - Anchor, 2007-2012

13
661 734
Meredith Vieira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 65 - Anchor, 2006-2011

14
665 769
Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 64 - Anchor, 1996-present

15
390 488
Deborah Norville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 60 - Anchor, 1989-1991

16
389 496
Willard Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 84 - Weather anchor, 1980-1996

17
305 381
Florence Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 84 - Today Girl, 1959-1960

18
458 632
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 89 - Anchor, 1962-1976

19
274 355
Lee Meriwether is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 83 - Today Girl, 1955-1956

20
261 337
Faith Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 61 - News Anchor, 1990-1992

21
316 426
Hugh Downs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 97 - Anchor, 1962-1971

22
509 756
Tamron Hall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
age 48 - Anchor, 2014-present

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203 303
Helen O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Died at 73 (1920-1993) - Today Girl, 1956-1958

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201 303
Judith Crist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Died at 90 (1922-2012) - Panelist, 1964-1973

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201 306
Estelle Parsons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts