In television the big salaries usually come at the sunset of a person's ratings. Katie is an example of a tv personality (such as hers is) who exemplify the "Peter Principal".
Gumbel was also a pompous gasbag! He and Katie have that same pinched personality. I haven't watched Today Forever! Fox & Friends is where I go in the morning. I love Steve Doucy and Brian Kilmeade & E.D.