Woman replaces US star news anchor shamed by sexual harassment charges Jan 03, 2018 0 46 12345 AFPWashingtonThe US television channel NBC said Tuesday it had appointed a female anchor to replace shamed star Matt Lauer, who was accused of sexual misconduct, on its signature morning show"Today."The broadcaster named Hoda Kotb, who had been filling in for Lauer since he was sacked in November following a slew of allegations of sexual harassment, as the new anchor of the Today show alongside Savannah Guthrie, who had been Lauer's co-host."This has to be the most popular decision that NBC News has ever made," said Guthrie on her Twitter account after the news of Kotb's permanent appointment was announced.Kotb is an award-winning journalist who joined NBC in 1998 as a correspondent and went on to become a host of a later slot on the channel's morning programme.Lauer was one of the biggest media scalps in last year's firestorm of sexual misconduct allegations that engulfed the United States, derailing the careers of Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein, Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose.News of his replacement by a female host came a day before Tina Smith was due to be sworn in as a senator for Minnesota, replacing former comedian Al Franken who quit after a series of women accused him of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Deep Arctic freeze keeps its grip on US Northeast Jan 03, 2018 0 247 Hollywood stars back #TimesUp war on harassment as donations roll in Jan 03, 2018 0 257 Transgenders can now sign up for US military Jan 03, 2018 0 226 Trump accuses former Clinton aide of failing to follow security protocols NYT WASHINGTON President Donald Trump made his first"Crooked Hillary" Twitter post less than 48 hours into the new year Tuesday, accusing a former Clinton aide of"disregarding basic security protocols," and calling .. New Bronx fire injures 16, 9 of them children AFP New York A fire destroyed a building and injured 16 people in the Bronx on Tuesday, just days after the worst fire in New York City in 25 years killed 12 people. "Our units arrived and were immediately faced with heavy .. Deep Arctic freeze keeps its grip on US Northeast REUTERS NEW YORK A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be ..