Savannah Guthrie in place after Curry
Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie was in Ann Curry’s former chair as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show on Friday.
Guthrie sat beside Matt Lauer, discussing stories about the Colorado wildfires and Supreme Court health care decision, and later making Fourth of July party decorations and dancing to a Maroon 5 concert. She replaced Curry, who was cut loose Thursday after one year as Lauer’s co-host.
NBC hasn’t said anything publicly about who will replace Curry full-time, and nothing was said on “Today.” The show’s introduction, which normally announces the show’s hosts, omitted that feature on Friday.
The turnover comes as NBC’s profitable morning show faces its most serious ratings challenge from ABC’s “Good Morning America” since the mid-1990s.
Guthrie, 40, is NBC’s chief legal analyst and had been co-host of the “Today” show’s third hour for the past year (the show currently stretches to four hours). She’s been at NBC since 2007. She covered Sarah Palin’s campaign and was NBC’s White House correspondent from 2008 to 2011.
Published in The Messenger 7.2.12