Savannah Guthrie has been officially named as Matt Lauer's co-anchor on Today, replacing the departed Ann Curry. Curry emotionally announced her departure and final day co-hosting the program yesterday on the NBC morning broadcast.
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NBC News President Steve Capus said of the announcement, "In just a few short years Savannah, has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player. She's anchored for Brian on NBC Nightly News, moderated for David on Meet the Press, co-hosted the 9 a.m. hour of Today, reported for Rock Center and Dateline, and provided legal insights in our Supreme Court Special Reports – and that was all within the last week! She's got an undeniable range, and she's earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn't be happier for Savannah and the entire Today team."
The 40-year-old Guthrie is also Today's chief legal analyst. Previous to Today, Guthrie co-hosted an afternoon program on MSNBC.