Savannah Guthrie Introduced as Today Show Anchor

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It was confirmed on Friday, but made official this morning: Savannah Guthrie is the new co-anchor on The Today Show.

"It truly is a new day around here," veteran host Matt Lauer said to kick of today's installment. "I'm pleased to be sharing this new day with Savannah Guthrie, who after several years of playing a great role on this program, takes a step forward this morning and joins us as co-anchor of Today."

Guthrie responded by saying it was an "honor" to be sitting alongside Lauer.

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

The new co-host, of course, replaces Ann Curry, who was fired in the messiest manner possible by NBC.

Recent rumors suggest that Lauer played a prominent role in his former colleague's ousting, as The Today Show has been seeking a scapegoat for its dwindling ratings.

Watch him introduce Guthrie in the following video and react: Are you looking forward to her Today Show reign?

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Sigh. Yet another reason not to watch the show.

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The TOday show is boring. Matt is hideous. Savannah who? Two drunks on the 3rd hour. REAL CLASSY!LOL YAAAAAAA FOR GMA. Robin, George , Josh and Sam. NOW all of these have class w/o having a drink in their hand.

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As a lawyer myself with another career, it's refreshing to see someone so multi-talented be warmly welcomed at the Today Show helm. I think she's clearly very talented and will do very well.

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She probably blew him and all the rest of the guys right before the show. She looks like a big whore.

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It is no wonder his wife would think something is up......after watching for two minutes it was clear that Matt should get a room......no longer will watch. Karma is a bitch Matt! Ann......he did you a favor.

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Matt clearly needs to have a woman who flirts with him. Ann is an outstanding journalist, a compassionate and caring human being but not a flirt. My Today days are over.

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ANN WAS THROWN UNDER A BUS. MATT IS THE ONE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN!

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Ann must have turned Matt down on his offers...so he wanted another new chick that is more responsive to his advances..lol