NBC announced that it cut ties with Billy Bush after the hot mic tape was leaked. "Billy Bush will be leaving the TODAY show's 9 a.m. hour, effective today. While he was a new member of the TODAY team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward." Bush said: "I am deeply grateful for the conversations I've had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead."