Birthday to announcement:
January 2, 2018, is Hoda Kotb's 147th day of being 53-years-old, or 146-days after her birthday.
Remember, Matt Lauer was fired on November 29, 2017. This news comes January 2, 2018.
Matt Lauer fired:
Matt Lauer and Septemebr 11:
Today's date has 41 numerology, corresponding with her name.
1/2/2018 = 1+2+20+18 = 41
The date can be written 1/2 or 2/1. Kotb = 12
Perhaps a 'woman' replacing him on 2/1 is part of the riddle as well.
1/2/18 = 1+2+18 = 21
Today is also 34-days after Lauer was fired. That means she served 33-days as the replacement, and then on the 34th day, the announcement.