Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and More Today Stars Mourn Death of Former Floor Director Mark Traub

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The Today Show household is earlymorning one of their own. Keep reading to read the hearfelt homages from Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and more.

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The Today Show is grieving a buddy and associate.

Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie are paying homage to Today‘s long time flooring director, Mark Traub, who passed away on Dec. 6 at 64 after a fight with leukemia. 

“Certain individuals come around once in a lifetime,” Hoda composed on Instagram on Dec. 7 next to a picture of him standing on the Today program set. “Mark Traub was that guy. He was our flooring director for years. he made us feel enjoyed. I hope you understand how much we liked you back Mark. RIP my buddy xoxo”

Al—who is presently recuperating from a blood embolism that’s kept him off the air consideringthat simply previously Thanksgiving—also shared a touching message for his late goodfriend. 

“The laugh you constantly heard in the background for years on @todayshow was our phase supervisor, @mtraub2295 and when he retired, some of our stimulate lessened,” he composed togetherwith a image of himself and Mark hugging. “Sadly, that light is gone after a long fight. Take care, Mark. You are so missedouton.”

Savannah shared 2 images of herself with the retired flooring supervisor, composing, “This stunning soul has left us. Mark Traub was generous with his heart and his competence and most of all, his wonderful laugh. He was the heart and soul of our studio for almost 40 years. So unfortunate that he hasactually passed. All our love and prayers for his dedicated betterhalf, Lisa and household.”

Mark invested 4 years working for NBC, beginning as page and ultimately landing at Today where he worked for 35 years upuntil his retirement in 2019.

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And it isn’t simply existing Today hosts sensation the loss of and love for their goodfriend. Former anchor Katie Couric likewise published a sincere homage, by sharing a image of the 2 of them at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. 

“My heart is breaking this earlymorning,” Katie composed. “I forgot my phone last night and didn’t check it when I got house. I woke up to the news that my pal Mark Traub, who was the head phase supervisor on the Today Show for 35 years, passedaway theotherday after a long fight with leukemia. I enjoyed Mark and we stayed goodfriends after we both left the program. He was the one who you might hear chuckling in the background (even when the jokes weren’t that amusing) and was truly the heart and soul of Today.”

“I am sendingout all my love to his terrific spouse Lisa,” she continued. “Thank you Mark for being such a kind, good, smart and caring guy. You were fantastic at your task and fantastic at this thing called life. Enjoy yours, everybody. Things can modification in an immediate.”

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