Savannah Guthrie tells Page Six that co-anchor Hoda Kotb’s daughter is “much better” after her health scare and that Kotb is ready “to get back to life” after the incident.
Kotb, 58, mysteriously disappeared from her regular seat on the “Today” show last month, only to reappear on Monday and explain that daughter Hope had been rushed to the intensive care unit, where she spent several days before being transferred to a regular hospital bed.
At a party to celebrate the fourth anniversary of fellow “Today” host Jenna Bush Hager’s Read With Jenna book club, Guthrie told us Hope is “doing much better” and that her mom “is doing really well.”
“[Kotb’s] so strong,” added Guthrie, 51. “She was there every single day and every single night — she never left her daughter’s side.”
Speaking at the bash at McNally Jackson’s Rockefeller Center store, Guthrie added, “I was just thinking: She’s brave and she’s courageous and she’s strong, and she was that when Hope was sick, and she’s that in wanting to come back to work, and with Hope going back to school.”
She told us Kotb is ready to “get back to life” after the scary incident. It hasn’t been revealed exactly what was wrong with the 3-year-old.
Meanwhile, Bush — who also hosts an hour of the long-running NBC morning show with Kotb — also told us of her admiration for the veteran journalist.
“It’s made me realize how fragile life is,” Bush, 41, who has three daughters, told us of the health scare. “Things can change from one day to the next.”
Bush, who shared her pride at the impact the book club has had on highlighting authors and helping them up the best-seller list, told us that the fact that so many viewers — who span the political spectrum — have enjoyed the same books over the past four years has given her faith that “we have more in common than separates us.”