preg replace parsing

In the code snippet is an input string, how would I change that first string into the below string using preg_replace in php.

Thanks,

- tim
Hello <span class="my-headline">Tim</span> how are you today.
 
 
Hello <b>Tim</b>

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tdillon80Asked:
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marchentConnect With a Mentor Commented:
output:
Hello <b>Tim</b> how are you today.
$str = 'Hello <span class="my-headline">Tim</span> how are you today.';
$str = preg_replace('|<span class="my-headline">(.*?)</span>|', '<b>$1</b>', $str);
print "$str\n";

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tdillon80Author Commented:
I want to stipulate that there may be other html tags in the string so I don't want all tags to become bold, only the one specified.
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marchentCommented:
output:
Hello <b>Tim</b>
$str = 'Hello <span class="my-headline">Tim</span> how are you today.';
$str = preg_replace('|<span class="my-headline">(.*?)</span>.*|', '<b>$1</b>', $str);
print "$str\n";

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shobinsunCommented:
Hello,

Use this:

<?php
$data = "Hello <span class='my-headline'>Tim</span> how are you today.";
echo $data.'<br>';
$find ="/ how are you today/";
$replace =" ";
$find1 ="/Tim/";
$replace1 ="<b>Tim</b>";
$data1 = preg_replace ($find, $replace, $data);
Echo preg_replace ($find1, $replace1, $data1);
?>

Regards.
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