On Friday morning, the TODAY show celebrated co-anchor Savannah Guthrie’s five year anniversary or her “Savannahversary,” as they called it. The show prepared a special video montage, looking back at Guthrie's most memorable moments on air.
Fellow co-anchors Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, Carson Daly and Jenna Bush Hager expressed their respect and affection for her and celebrated in-studio with Savannah’s favorite milkshakes and cake.
“You make it look way too easy,” gushed co-anchor Matt Lauer.
“I walk into this building and I can’t believe that it’s me,” Guthrie, 45, said. “And they call this work? No way. This is the joy of a lifetime.”
Jenna Bush Hager wrote a touching personal essay on TODAY.com revealing why her friend, co-worker, and next-door neighbor is so special.
“Sometimes, as I watch our daughters play like sisters or when we spend an entire car ride talking about life so rapidly that we barely breathe, I can't believe Savannah and I are new friends, that our friendship just started only five years ago,” Hager wrote. “I'm grateful that this job brought us together.”