Savannah Guthrie to replace Ann Curry as new co-anchor of 'Today'
Published Jun 29 2012, 20:49 BST | By Kristina Bustos Savannah Guthrie
has been named as the new co-anchor of NBC's Today
The announcement comes shortly after Ann Curry gave her tearful goodbye
on the morning show on Thursday, June 28.
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Guthrie joined Today
in June 2011 as the co-host of the third hour and the chief legal analyst.
Earlier today, she filled in as the co-anchor
alongside Matt Lauer, but she is set to make her official debut with the new team - Lauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales - on Monday, July 9.Today
's executive producer Jim Bell said: "As soon as Savannah joined NBC News she was a standout, reporting for every franchise in the news division and rising through the ranks.
"She 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 humour and charm.
"She can effortlessly go from interviewing the Secretary of State to jumping Olympic-sized hurdles on the plaza.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Savannah as our newest co-anchor, and along with Matt, Al and Natalie, we've got the best morning team in the business."
Watch Ann Curry say her goodbye on Today