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Former First Daughter Jenna Bush interviews Kenny Rogers for NBC's "Today" Show at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. She'll be taking over Kathy Lee Gifford's spot as "Today" co-host. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
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Jenna Bush Hager To Take On Co-Hosting Duties On NBC’s ‘Today’

Former First Daughter Jenna Bush interviews Kenny Rogers for NBC's "Today" Show at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. She'll be taking over Kathy Lee Gifford's spot as "Today" co-host. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jenna Bush Hager better get her wine glass ready.

NBC appointed her Tuesday as co-host of the “Today” show’s fourth hour with Hoda Kotb, and she’ll replace Kathie Lee Gifford in that role in April.

Kotb and Gifford were successful pioneers in expanding “Today,” with an irreverent hour where glasses of wine were often kept close by.

The daughter of former President George W. Bush has been with the “Today” show for a decade in various roles. NBC News President Noah Oppenheim says in a memo to staff that her compassion and curiosity comes through in all her stories, along with a Texas-sized sense of humor.

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