Today’s Natalie Morales to Run Boston Marathon in Honor of Bombing Victims



The Today Show co-host Natalie Morales will be running the Boston Marathon to honor its bombing victims and raise money for One Fund and Challenged Athletes Foundation. Morales wrote a post at Today.com sharing why running this year's marathon was especially important.

We all watched in horror last year as news of the bomb blasts broke, claiming three victims and shattering so many lives. In the tragedy and its aftermath we saw heroes who saved lives, and we saw the courage of those injured by the blasts as they showed us all what it really means to be Boston Strong. I am truly inspired by their stories of perseverance and strength.


 

Tamron Hall Joins Today’s 9 AM Hour


MSNBC's Tamron Hall has been named co-host of Today's third hour, the morning show has announced. She officially joins Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist, where she has been helping fill in on a regular basis.

“We’re really excited to officially welcome Tamron into the TODAY family,” said Don Nash, TODAY's Executive Producer. “She brings wit, enthusiasm and a keen sensibility to an all-around fantastic team, and I think Tamron, Al, Natalie and Willie will have a lot of fun together hosting the third hour.”


 

Who is Daytime’s Most Liked Morning Show Host? (POLL)

* Al Roker - Today * Carson Daly - Today * Charlie Rose - CBS This Morning * Gayle King - CBS This Morning * George Stephanopoulos - GMA * Hoda Kotb - Today * Josh Elliot - GMA * Lara Spencer - GMA * Kathie Lee Gifford - Today * Matt Lauer - Today * Natalie Morales - Today * Norah O'Donnell - CBS This Morning * Robin Roberts - GMA * Sam Champion - f. GMA * Savannah Guthrie - Today * Willie Geist - Today

Elaine Stritch Stuns Kathie Lee With The F-Bomb on Today (VIDEO)


Show business legend Elaine Stritch recently stopped by NBC’s The Today Show to promote her new documentary.  However, she drew headlines for a whole other reason when she dropped an “F-bomb” that failed to get bleeped. 
 
The veteran comedienne used the term to answer a question co-host Kathie Lee asked about Stritch being known for her “big mouth.”  Having been aware of said mouth, the flabbergasted host maybe should have rethought her line of questioning!
 
Watch the clip below to see Kathie Lee and Hoda look ridiculously uncomfortable. 

Today Notches Weekly Demo Win Against Good Morning America


Good Morning America may have topped Today in the ratings for much of 2013, but NBC's morning show wasn't going to let the year end without sticking it to the new No. 1 morning show. Today earned its first weekly win since July 8 among adults 25-54, the week of December 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Meanwhile, Deadline is speculating whether GMA's loss to Today can be attributed to GMA's visit to the Vatican. If that was the case, maybe GMA didn't say enough Hail Marys?  ABC's morning show still beat Today in total viewers.

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