Hoda Kotb may have just landed Matt Lauer's old job, but she didn't land his hefty paycheck.
"I'm not making Matt Lauer money. Not even close," the journalist told People. "The answer is no – that's not happening."
Few people are – before he was fired in November amid sexual harassment claims, the "Today" anchor was raking in a reported $20 million a year.
Savannah Guthrie, who has co-hosted "Today" since 2011, also chimed in that she was a ways off from Lauer's chunk of change as well.
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Still, Kotb, who officially scored the hosting gig alongside Guthrie on Tuesday, said she isn't paying any mind to money matters.
"I know it sounds ridiculous that I'm going to say this, but I really have done jobs I liked for the job I liked because I never wanted to be happy every other Friday on pay day. Like, I didn't want that to be the happy day. I wanted to feel good throughout," she explained.
Andrew Creighton (l), Vice Media's president, and Mike Germano, the chief digital officer, were both suspended following sexual harassment allegations against them. The two were put on leave as the company investigates the claims against them, according to a staff memo sent on Jan. 2, 2018 from Vice COO/CFO Sarah Broderick. The two were accused of sexual misconduct in a scathing New York Times report on the company's culture, which was published in Dec. 2017. Creighton reportedly paid $135,000 to a former employee after she said she was fired for rejecting his suggestion they have an intimate relationship. Two other women accused Germano of sexual misconduct, with one saying he told her at a holiday party in 2012 that he hadn't wanted to hire her because he wanted to have sex with her and another woman alleging he pulled her onto his lap at a work event at a bar in 2014.
Kotb has filled in for Lauer since his ousting, and will continue to host her "Kathie Lee & Hoda" segment despite her new responsibilities as co-anchor.
And though she's taken over his "Today" show chair, Kotb says she and Lauer still talk, and that he texted her congratulations upon learning of her big promotion.
"It meant the world when I saw the text pop up. My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that," she told Entertainment Tonight.
Lauer will not be paid past his last day of work, CNNMoney reports, despite the fact that he was reportedly working with a lawyer to negotiate a $30 million payout.