Talk a few dream staff! Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb deliver their A-game for Today present viewers every morning — and they completely invited Us Weekly to tag alongside for a typical day in their busy lives.
Guthrie, 50, got her start on the NBC morning show in 2011, changing longtime coanchor Ann Curry one 12 months later. She and Kotb, 58, officially became cohosts in 2018, and the twosome have been preserving Today followers knowledgeable ever since.
Earlier this 12 months, as Today celebrated seven a long time on the air, the Oklahoma native recalled the second she realized how vital it was for younger ladies to see two female anchors taking the spotlight every morning. “I remember I went to a SoulCycle class … and I walked in and usually it’s someone’s birthday and everyone’s always applauding,” Kotb mentioned whereas attending an occasion at The Paley Center for Media in New York City in May. “I walked in and people starting applauding … and they said, ‘What you and Savannah did today, that changed everything.’”
The broadcaster continued: “It wasn’t until that moment that it hit me that it was something that meant something to other people. … A woman came up with her young daughter and says, ‘I want you to know something. My daughter now thinks it’s totally normal to wake up in the morning and see two women next to each other.’ And that’s changed now for these kids.”
Guthrie echoed her coworker’s candy sentiments, noting how much she values Kotb’s friendship in and out of the workplace. “It’s wonderful to have a female partnership, but to me, [it’s important] to have this friend and cheerleader and partner,” she mentioned, gesturing to Kotb in the course of the panel. “And I really feel that from her and I hope we share that. It’s incredible”
The pair’s shut bond has been evident for years, and Guthrie hasn’t shied away from crediting Kotb with bringing a new energy to Today in 2018. “I feel happy and thrilled because I have a great partner in Hoda,” she informed TV Insider after the Where We Belong writer was formally named coanchor. “You can’t fake chemistry. I can tell when coanchors don’t get along. If you have that rapport, it makes people want to spend time with you.”
While there’s by no means a uninteresting second on Today, the journalists have fallen into a steady routine with each other over time alongside fellow hosts Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Al Roker and extra.
Scroll down for an unique glimpse inside a day with Guthrie and Kotb: