Hoda Kotb breaks down on 'TODAY' after interview with Drew Brees

Kristen Reed

NEW YORK (WXIA) — Americans and people all over the world are adjusting to this new normal. Things are uncertain right now, and with uncertainty comes a mix of emotions. All day, people working in news are facing a flood of information about the best and worst of this pandemic. They're exposed to more news than the typical person, and it can take a toll.

"TODAY" host Hoda Kotb has been anchoring the show from the studio while co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has been working from home. In a segment Friday morning, Kotb interviewed New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees about his $5 million donation to Louisiana’s coronavirus efforts.

They also talked about how his family and he are adjusting to homeschooling. Brees said many families, including his, have been forced to slow down and reconnect.

“You’re just together all the time, reconnecting. I hope that this is something that when we come out of this. we say ‘you know what, it really brought families together,’” Brees told Kotb.

After that, Kotb talked about how generosity is also contagious.

“Our hope is that because you let us know that you made this big generous donation, I think other people will look and say ‘hey, maybe I can help out too.’ Drew we love you,'" Kotb said.

When she went to transition to the tease before break, her emotions took over. While trying to pull everything together, she apologized, and Guthrie stepped in to take them to break.

Guthrie said “I know it’s a lot. Hoda, I’m so sorry hun. Take a moment."

"TODAY" posted a clip of the moment on Twitter with the caption, "We love you, Hoda."