If you tuned in to NBC’s Today for the first time Friday and observed Savannah Guthrie alongside Matt Lauer, you’d never have known Ann Curry existed.
The morning show opened with Guthrie and Lauer behind the desk, minus the usual voiceover announcing the anchors or graphics identifying them.
Matt and Savannah simply launched right into the news.
Even at 9 a.m., when Savannah Guthrie typically handles the bulk of the show’s content, there was zero mention of the shakeup, which became official with Ann Curry’s farewell speech on Today not even 24 hours prior.
Instead, she, Lauer and Al Roker segued from a Maroon 5 performance to local news, weather and Guthrie running solo on the first segment of the hour.
She later was joined by Roker and Natalie Morales, who was reportedly in the running to replace Curry (which could have led to Matt Lauer’s divorce).
Though Guthrie (pictured) is presumed to be Curry’s successor, especially after what we witnessed today, NBC has yet to make an official announcement.