Savannah Guthrie Confirmed By NBC as Today Co-Host

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It felt all but official this morning, but NBC finally and formally announced that Savannah Guthrie will be the new co-anchor of Today.

Savannah Guthrie debuted Friday but no mention was made on-air.

She had been rumored to be the network's preferred replacement for Ann Curry, who had fallen out of favor with executives and Matt Lauer.

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Ann Curry's farewell speech yesterday ended her 14-year tenure at Today, but she only served as Lauer's co-anchor for the last 12 months.

Rumors of NBC firing her began surfacing late last week.

Today executive producer Jim Bell released a statement announcing Savannah's new position, lauding the journalist's unique skill set.

Guthrie "has a one-of-a-kind combination of sharp wit and approachability," Bell said, adding that Today viewers continually "value [Guthrie's] journalistic skills and legal background just as much as her humor and charm."

Bell added of Savannah, "She can effortlessly go from interviewing the Secretary of State to jumping Olympic-sized hurdles on the plaza."

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For now, I have to say that I would rather watch Ann Curry, only because I’ve never actually seen Savanah Guthrie report. It has to be pretty difficult to change from serious news to fun and playful news. I enjoyed watching Ann Curry report and it sounds like they let her go in a not-so-nice-way. I love this show and record every episode! A Dish coworker of mine suggested that I upgrade to the Hopper system where I can start watching the recording of this show in my living room and continue watching where I left off in my room. This is so convenient!

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