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Hoda Kotb Announces 'Today' Return Date as She Finishes Maternity Leave

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    Hoda Kotb Announces 'Today' Return Date as She Finishes Maternity Leave

    Hoda Kotb is coming back!

    The 'Today' co-host is finishing her maternity leave and returning to work starting Sept. 3. Kotb announced the news via Instagram on Tuesday.

    "Hi guys! Guess what? It's time to get my roots done. I'm coming back to work," she said in a video posted to the social network. "I'm going to be there on September the third right after Labor Day."

    While Kotb is "so excited" to return to work, she said she enjoyed her time with her family.

    "Look, I'm not going to lie: This probably has been the best summer of my entire life with these two kids. I've loved every second of it," she said. "But you know what else I'm going to love? Coming back to you guys. So, I am getting ready. I'm setting my alarm--3:15 a.m. OK? We'll be back in business. All right? I love you guys. I cannot wait to see you."

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    Kotb also called into 'Today' to share the news.

    "There hasn't been a second I haven't loved--even the worst parts of it. I've loved it all," she told her fellow hosts. "But the other big realization I had on this maternity leave is how much I love you guys and how much I miss you guys....I always knew how awesome our Today show family is, but you don't really realize it until you step away for a minute and then you think to yourself, 'Wow! I get to go back to that.'"