Hosts 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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384 173
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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349 203
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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274 219
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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215 158
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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220 192
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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286 294
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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388 466
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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368 481
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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366 479
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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124 180
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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130 199
Erica Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Erica Hill age 41 - Weekend Today, 2012-Present

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276 471
Meredith Vieira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Meredith Vieira age 64 - Anchor, 2006-2011

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189 312
Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Bryant Gumbel age 69 - Anchor, 1982-1997

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150 246
Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 15 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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147 243
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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107 167
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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128 215
Gene Shalit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Gene Shalit Panelist, 1973-2010

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101 170
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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205 382
Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Willie Geist age 42 - Anchor, 2012-present

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100 180
Joe Garagiola, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Joe Garagiola, Sr. age 91 - Panelist, 1967-1973, 1990-1992

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281 563
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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246 498
Savannah Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Savannah Guthrie age 46 - Anchor, 2011-present

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100 196
Chris Wallace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Chris Wallace age 70 - News Anchor, 1982

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111 224
Sheinelle Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Sheinelle Jones Weekend Today, 2014-Present

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172 369
Kathie Lee Gifford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Kathie Lee Gifford age 64 - Anchor, 2008-present

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93 198
Florence Henderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Florence Henderson age 83 - Today Girl, 1959-1960

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83 179
Amy Robach is listed (or ranked) 28 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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81 177
Lee Meriwether is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Lee Meriwether age 82 - Today Girl, 1955-1956

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77 171
Frank McGee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Frank McGee Died at 53 (1921-1974) - Anchor, 1971-1974

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75 168
John Palmer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
John Palmer Died at 78 (1935-2013) - News anchor, 1982-1989

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82 185
Kate Snow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Kate Snow age 48 - National Correspondent, 2010-Present

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214 501
Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Hoda Kotb age 53 - Anchor, 2007-present

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102 237
Jenna Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 34 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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66 154
Frank Blair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Frank Blair News anchor, 1953-1975

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57 156
Floyd Kalber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Floyd Kalber Died at 80 (1924-2004) - News anchor, 1976-1979

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58 161
Michelle Kosinski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Dave_7672 added Michelle Kosinski Foreign Correspondent, 2010-2014

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164 437
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Barbara Walters age 88 - Anchor, 1962-1976

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54 159
Betsy Palmer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Betsy Palmer age 91 - Today Girl, 1958

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51 153
Jack Lescoulie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jack Lescoulie Died at 75 (1912-1987) - Panelist, 1952-1965

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54 161
Helen O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Helen O'Connell Died at 73 (1920-1993) - Today Girl, 1956-1958

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61 180
Faith Daniels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Faith Daniels age 60 - News Anchor, 1990-1992

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50 154
Merrill Mueller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Merrill Mueller News anchor, 1953

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51 157
Margaret Larson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Margaret Larson News anchor, 1992-1994

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51 157
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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50 155
Bob Ryan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Bob Ryan Weather Anchor, 1978-1980

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47 154
Jim Fleming is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jim Fleming Women's Editor, 1952-1955

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45 150
Lew Wood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Lew Wood News anchor, 1975-1976

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48 159
Jim Hartz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Jim Hartz age 77 - Anchor, 1974-1976

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180 537
Tamron Hall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Today Show Hosts
Tamron Hall age 47 - Anchor, 2014-present