Jenna Bush Hager leaves Today fans moved with heartfelt statement

Jenna Bush Hager has had many career highs over the last 13 years of working on Today and as the show celebrated its 70th anniversary she shared some of them with her fans.

Talking at New York City's Paley Center this week, the TV host surprised viewers with comments about her role, her co-hosts and how she feels about her job today.

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Speaking about when her position alongside Hoda Kotb was confirmed, the daughter of former US President George W. Bush said: "I was so excited.

When my dad called - and I don't even know if Hoda knows this - and he said, 'But you know Hoda's the star, right?' And I said, 'Yes, Dad, I'm very well aware.'"

She continued: "It's just such an honor. I mean Kathie Lee is a legend, and listen, I went to a lot of lunches and drank Chardonnay at 11am so that I could be ushered in to that seat."

She continued: "It's just such an honor. I mean Kathie Lee is a legend, and listen, I went to a lot of lunches and drank Chardonnay at 11am so that I could be ushered in to that seat."