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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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46.

Carl    

Wonder if they'll make her the scapegoat when Today continues to struggle instead of blaming their supposed cash cow Matt.

753 days ago
47.

OhWowLike    

Lauer is such a tool. This snake-mouth is his perfect counterpart.

753 days ago
48.

Dani    

Goodbye the Today show.....I'll just watch my local news for an additional hour.

753 days ago
49.

GWEN    

Shame on NBC for allowing some pompous ass ruin someone's career just so HE can get laid .. I expect to read that Mrs. Lauer will be filing for divorce soon.. Good Morning America!

753 days ago
50.

Susan    

I'm really sure Matt planned his vacation next week so he would not have to answer questions regarding Ann. Savannah will not last. She couldn't keep with with the program on MSNBC & that was a 1 hour show.

753 days ago
51.

Googie    

It really stinks the way Ann Curry had to make her own announcement at the end of the show. A half A$$ comment from Matt the louse where he says something about Ann jumping out f a plane. Really nice NBC. After all those years & Ann makes the speech & a hug from Al & Natalie. And don't forget the Judas kiss from Matt.

So I guess it's only right not to make a big hoopla abut brown nosed, bobble head Guthrie taking the spot from kicking Ann out. Way to go NBC

753 days ago
52.

Keyser Söze    

God, this story is so boring... what's on GMA next week?

753 days ago
53.

Keyser Söze    

Congratulation, Guthrie.

Now, let's watch "Today"'s ratings going down....

753 days ago
54.

Lynn    

I will never watch again. She cannot replace Ann Curry. Matt is an ASS.

753 days ago
55.

Peggy    

Matt Lauer is an idiot. They should have let him go!

753 days ago
56.

dahman    

The end of the Today show for sure....they are banking on THIS? girl??????? She has no top lip and it is hard for me to watch her....she couldn't host a show in French Lick, Indiana! Hoda would have been a MUCH better host,,,,,she seems fun to watch. but man....they no longer have star power ....Matt is always off...Al is never been anything but a joke....Natalie is good but they are walking over her too....now this beaver face! hello bottom of list!

753 days ago
57.

superchicken    

I like her .. she looks great and she is on the ball. Major league talent.

753 days ago
58.

Who Knew    

I'd love to tap that Ass.

753 days ago
59.

Who Knew    

Nothing never ends well.

753 days ago
60.

Rich     

Actually I think is was a good move.

753 days ago
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