ET caught up with Guthrie at The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media event in New York City, where she posed with Kelly and gushed over what she'll bring to the network. "I'm really excited that she's coming. I think that she's gonna be great," Guthrie told ET of the former Fox News host. "She's doing a lot of different things for NBC and she's gonna be awesome. I think she's the utility player. She can do anything."
Guthrie also noted that Kelly, 46, is supposed to start some time in May or June, and offered up some tips for how she can adjust to her new morning schedule. "I think what she used to do -- staying up late and doing a night show -- is harder than getting up earlier," the 45-year-old morning show host said. "But I'm a morning person. The only thing you have to do is be disciplined about bedtime."
"[Megyn]'s got little kids, so she gets up early. When you have little kids, an alarm is not really necessary," Guthrie added. "I'll tell her, 'Put your three kids down and put yourself down and then you'll be ready to go in the morning.'"
Guthrie also talked about being a woman in journalism, and if she ever felt like she was being pitted against other females in her industry. "I think actually my own experience is just the opposite, especially at NBC. I think we all look out for each other," she explained. "Also, I just feel like we just do for colleagues, whether it's men or women. I feel like we're on each other's side. It's a hard enough business and I think that the drama that people write about or talk about isn't actual reality."