Jenna Wolfe’s demotion from co-host to news reader is a real kick to the chicklets. She’s been replaced by Erica Hill who will take the co-host seat beside, Lester Holt, on Weekend Today.
“After NBC confirmed last week that Erica had been hired as the new co-host, Jenna was told she was being moved to being the news anchor,” a show insider tells Radar Online. “This is a huge step backwards for Jenna, and she is obviously extremely upset about it. Jenna doesn’t understand why she was essentially kicked to the curb. Jenna doesn’t harbor any bad feelings towards Erica, but she is upset with how the network has treated her.”
However, this question shouldn’t be on Jenna’s lips as the show reports Erica “has been an immediate hit with the Weekend Today family and crew. Erica is being embraced by everyone, and the crew respects her tremendously. Erica is a true professional and one thing that makes her an amazing journalist is that she works with her producers and welcomes feedback. Erica was credited for humanizing Anderson Cooper with her down to earth humor and outgoing personality when she worked with him on his CNN program. She just brings out the best in people naturally,” the source says.
Sounds to me like Jenna, 38, may not have gotten along with her co-workers or had been as personable as the new Erica is. Too bad for her, but the news can be exciting, too! Okay, not really.
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