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Savannah Guthrie

Officially Named

'Today' Co-Anchor

6/29/2012 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0629_savannah_guthrieIt's official -- NBC just announced Savannah Guthrie is the new co-anchor of "Today."

As TMZ first reported, Savannah was a lock to replace Ann Curry, who had fallen out of favor with both NBC brass and Matt Lauer after co-hosting the show for just one year.

Curry made her tearful farewell Thursday -- and it was Guthrie who took Curry's seat this morning ... although no on-air announcement was made.

"Today" executive producer Jim Bell just released a statement announcing Savannah's new position -- saying, Guthrie "has a one-of-a-kind combination of sharp wit and approachability, and our viewers value her journalistic skills and legal background just as much as her humor and charm."

Bell added, "She can effortlessly go from interviewing the Secretary of State to jumping Olympic-sized hurdles on the plaza."

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31.

DJ    

GTFOH Jim Bell! This heffa couldn't muster up any humor & charm if a gun was held to her head! Savannah is what Harvey calls an OM.... an old maid and I refuse to watch the Today show anymore. If you thought Ann brought the ratings down just wait a couple months when people die of boredom after waking up to Savannah every morning. I wish Ann Curry the best of luck!

792 days ago
32.

yuck    

Hopefully they provided her with an upper lip in her contract. What an ugly woman.

792 days ago
33.

Mike    

As if it matters who is the host. Really, is anybody new going to watch because Savannah is a host now?

PS... Matt Lauer is a douche.

792 days ago
34.

Rico Suavy    

they should be replaced by Howard Stern & Robin Quivers

792 days ago
35.

paul canell    

An empty seat should be set next to Matt Lauer and the new girl to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin.

792 days ago
36.

Pelosigivesobamahead    

Why wouldnt they try to actually find a co host who is "cosmetically" acceptable....dont they know that the few old guys that are retired and actualy home to watch this **** want to see at least an attractive women? They are 0-3 in the attractive woman dept

792 days ago
37.

Lisa    

Barf....

792 days ago
38.

Lisa    

Barf... I will not be watching. GMA here I come!

792 days ago
39.

kareemnyc    

This C word is seriously ugly and a typical NBC elitist/snob. I'm still waiting for NBC to apologize on air for the Zimmerman unfair edit of the 911 call. F Today, F Jim Bell, F Steve Capus. Buncha whiny libs.

792 days ago
40.

LOLOL    

Matt Lauer, The today show & this new w0re bag can eat a d!ck...lolololol

792 days ago
41.

JC    

Why didn't they just get rid of Matt?

792 days ago
42.

Melaney    

Big mistake. I can't stand Savannah. Switching networks.

792 days ago
43.

Crazymind    

This is a reward for covering up Obama's fake birth certificate. Savannah Guthrie was the ONLY reporter allowed to see the original. Of course her phone pic showed Hawaii spelled Huwaii.

792 days ago
44.

Crazymind    

This is her reward for covering up Obama's fake birth certificate. Savannah Guthrie was the ONLY reporter allowed to see the original. Of course her phone pic showed Hawaii spelled Huwaii.

792 days ago
45.

Tim    

Doesn't matter to me, watched my last Today show yesterday. Ann Curry's behavior reminded me of a battered woman next to Matt Lauer. His disdain for her was clear.

Tried Good Morning America today, will try CBS on Monday.

792 days ago
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