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Hoda Kotb Coveted By The View Producers: Report

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Jul. 29 2013, Updated 9:23 a.m. ET

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Hoda Kotb is coveted by producers of The View, RadarOnline.com has learned, as ABC is “very interested” in landing the dynamic TODAY show personality to replace the outgoing Joy Behar.

The 48-year-old Kotb, a source told the NY Post, "addresses several of The View's needs.

"She has news experience, which is something The View has not had since Meredith Vieira left. She also adds some diversity to the panel.”

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The ABC morning vehicle has undergone many changes in the past few months, as Jenny McCarthy has replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck, while show creator Barbara Walters announced she'll be stepping down from her post next spring.

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