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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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61.

Dani    

The Today Show ratings are going to go lower. My family, friends and I are going to stop watching the show. It was the wrong move to do.

846 days ago
62.

BigJigga304    

Major crows feet and NBC made a major mistake

846 days ago
63.

Jeanine    

Won't be watching Today anymore, NBC.

846 days ago
64.

som stephens    

NBC should replace Matt not Ann..He is the problem for low rating!!!!!

846 days ago
65.

som stephens    

NBC should replace Matt not Ann...He is the problem for low ratings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

846 days ago
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Cynthia    

First off, I think Matt Lauer is a pompous ass. I have never liked him. Second of all, this girl needs some lip injections fast to cover her horrible teeth.

846 days ago
67.

erica    

She sort of looks like an eagle hawk...very sharp nose/beak and no lips.

846 days ago
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846 days ago
69.

Gucci    

Buh-bye Today Show, I cannot stand her and if NBC thinks this is an improvement, then they deserve to drop to 3rd place.

846 days ago
70.

Oomph    

Matt Lauer is a douche!

846 days ago
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GMA Fan Now    

Matt Lauer makes 20 million and Ann Curry gets 10 million for leaving? Well now we know which company is employing all those fired bank executives.
Fortunately NBC kept Kathy Lee and Hoda out of that mess.

846 days ago
72.

Christy    

Savannah is not the answer. They need someone who is more high profile and appealing to audiences. They need to revamp that entire show - it is becoming very old and tired.

846 days ago
73.

Christy    

Hopefully the person who decided to put Ann Curry in that position a year ago was also fired. She might be a nice person, but she was never as appealing as a Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, etc. That decision was doomed from the start. With this and the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien fiasco, some decision-makers at NBC should also be fired.

846 days ago
74.

Audrey    

GOOD LUCK , SAVANNAH. SITTING NEXT THE THE MOST ARROGANT MAN IN SHOW BUSINESS WILL NOT BE EASY. THEY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF HIM. HIS GOOD BYE TO ANN WAS SO PHONEY.

846 days ago
75.

Lisa    

Not sure what "the NBC brass" and Matt where thinking, however I think they under estimating their audience. AC is smart and compassionate a rare cobo in journalism today.

846 days ago
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