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.
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?