Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor

Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY. She also serves as NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent. Guthrie joined TODAY as co-host of the third hour and chief legal correspondent in June 2011. Prior to joining TODAY, Guthrie served as NBC News White House Correspondent from December 2008 to June 2011, where she contributed to all NBC News properties, including "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," TODAY and msnbc. Guthrie also served as co-host of msnbc’s “The Daily Rundown” from January 2010 to June 2011.

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Since joining TODAY, Guthrie has conducted several news-making interviews for the program. In October 2011, Guthrie spent a day in the life with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the exclusive interview, Clinton opened up to Guthrie about life in the spotlight over the last 20 years. In April 2011, Guthrie sat down with Donald Trump in a timely interview in which the billionaire discussed his comments regarding President Obama’s birth certificate, raising the debt ceiling, and his shot at the presidential race. In November 2011, Guthrie interviewed Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death trial of Michael Jackson. The interview, conducted before the verdict was rendered, made headlines and revealed many unknown details of the night Jackson died. Guthrie has also conducted multiple celebrity interviews while at TODAY, including an exclusive sit-down with Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep. 

As NBC News White House Correspondent covering the 2008 presidential elections, Guthrie traveled with Sarah Palin’s campaign and was part of the NBC team that ultimately won a 2009 Emmy for their coverage on election night. In May 2011, during one of the biggest news stories in recent times, Guthrie reported exclusive details of the events surrounding details of Osama Bin Laden’s death.

Prior to joining NBC News in September 2007, Guthrie was the legal affairs correspondent based in Washington, D.C. for Court TV from 2006 to 2007. Guthrie covered Congress, the Supreme Court, and high-profile court proceedings including the Zacarias Moussaoui trial, the Scooter Libby case, and the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings. From 2004-2006, Guthrie was a national trial correspondent for Court TV. She reported on trials and court proceedings, including the Michael Jackson child molestation case and the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal and trial involving Father Paul Shanley. Guthrie joined Court TV from the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where she practiced law with an emphasis on white-collar litigation from 2002-2003.

From 2000-2002, Guthrie was a freelance reporter at WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where she covered the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and anthrax mailings. Guthrie was also an anchor and reporter for KVOA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Tucson, Ariz., from 1995-1999, specializing in legal affairs and politics. From 1993-1995, Guthrie was an anchor and reporter for KMIZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., where she anchored and produced weekend newscasts.

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    From the serious work of reporting the news to lighthearted moments of music and mirth, the TODAY co-anchor has played many roles since joining the show.

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    Savannah Guthrie announces on air that she got married over the weekend near her hometown of Tucson, Ariz., "in the middle of the desert," she said. The other big announcement on March 17, 2014, was that she was four months pregnant. "We are so excited, overjoyed and feel so blessed," she said on TODAY.
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    Al Roker celebrates at the wedding of Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman in March 2014.
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    Savannah Guthrie speaks to Mark Zuckerberg for the 10-year anniversary of Facebook in January 2014.
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    Savannah Guthrie poses for a photo with American freeskier Devin Logan in Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014.
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    Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly wear hats on Jan. 29, 2013. The hats were a play on the hat Pharrell Williams wore during the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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    Savannah Guthrie tweeted this picture of herself with Gabby Giffords shortly before Giffords went skydiving on Jan. 8, 2013.
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    Savannah Guthrie appears on the set of TODAY on Nov. 7, 2013.
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    The president -

    Savannah Guthrie spoke to President Obama about White House life and his family in April 2013.
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    Savannah Guthrie poses for a photo with TODAY fans on the plaza in December 2013.
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    From left, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer host the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov. 28, 2013, in New York City.
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    Natalie Morales, left, and Savannah Guthrie, right, dressed as TV icons Shirley and Laverne during TODAY's Halloween 2013 extravaganza in Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 31, 2013.
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    True love -

    Savannah Guthrie and her fiancé Michael Feldman attended a VIP reception at Sotheby's on Nov. 23, 2013, in New York City.
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    Savannah Guthrie announced her engagement to Michael Feldman during the TODAY show on May 13, 2013.
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    Savannah Guthrie wears Carolina Herrera on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 6, 2013 in New York City.
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    Golden Globes -

    From left, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales arrive for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 13, 2013.
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    Doppelgangers -

    No, you're not seeing double. On Dec. 12, 2012, the TODAY anchors met their own doppelgangers, selected through a contest on TODAY.com. Savannah Guthrie's was Nicole Hennessey Kuhnlein, 33, from North Carolina. (Nicole is on the right; that's the real Savannah on the left.)
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    Savannah Guthrie's duties extend beyond the TODAY show to such pleasurable tasks as co-hosting "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" with Al Roker in December 2012.
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    Elmo -

    Irrepressible muppet Elmo got big laughs from (from left) Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales.
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    Though she has many skills and accomplishments, Savannah Guthrie admits to being a bit challenged in the kitchen. Here she gets a cooking lesson from celebrity chef Bobby Flay on Oct. 17, 2012.
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    Bras de fer -

    Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie arm wrestle during a lighthearted moment of the Sept. 26, 2012 installment of TODAY as Willie Geist and Matt Lauer look on.
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    Cued from off camera, Savannah Guthrie reports from the news desk on TODAY on Sept. 28, 2011.
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    Savannah Guthrie looks none too concerned about competing against, from left, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales in mock track meet to mark TODAY's coverage of the London Olympic Games on July 30, 2012.
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    From left, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie clown with actor Danny Devito on July 26, 2012. DeVito likes to take photos of his own "troll foot" for his Twitter feed, as he is doing here.
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    Savannah Guthrie is officially welcomed into the co-anchor chair by Matt Lauer on July 9, 2012.
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    Dr. Biden -

    Savannah Guthrie interviewed Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden for TODAY on June 12, 2012.
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    Respect the cooking -

    In a lighthearted moment, Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie flank music legend Aretha Franklin during a cooking segment on TODAY on June 4, 2012.
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    Savannah Guthrie gave the commencement speech at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, advising graduates to "dream big," on May 13, 2012.
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    Shoeless report -

    TODAY correspondent Jeff Rossen tweeted this photo of Savannah Guthrie standing at the news desk in her stocking feet, heels placed neatly next to her on April 4, 2012. She told TODAY.com, "I always go barefoot, because I was told one of the first times I filled in that I'm too tall for the set." Just how tall is Savannah? About 5' 10".
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    Royal reenactment -

    For a special Halloween edition on Oct. 31, 2011, the TODAY personalities reenacted the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Decked out in royal regalia are, from left, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Ann Curry.
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    Cheeseheads -

    Anticipating a big NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 8, 2011, Ann Curry and Savannah Guthrie showed support for the Packers by donning cheese headgear. It must have helped, because the Packers won, 42-34.
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    Show and tell -

    Among her many talents, Savannah Guthrie plays the guitar. She showed off her skill to Natalie Morales and Al Roker on "TODAY's show and tell" on July 19, 2011.
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    Bieber fever -

    From left, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Ann Curry and Matt Lauer speak with pop superstar Justin Bieber on the plaza on June 23, 2011.
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    Savannah Guthrie joins Al Roker, Ann Curry and Natalie Morales at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012.
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    Women of TODAY -

    Savannah Guthrie was one of the women of TODAY who gathered for the show's special 60th anniversary celebration on Jan. 13, 2012. Pictured from left are Deborah Norville, Katie Couric, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Guthrie, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, and Natalie Morales.
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In addition to the 2008 News & Documentary Emmy Award, Guthrie was also honored with the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program as part of the entire TODAY show staff. In May of 2012, she received a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.

In 2002, Guthrie received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated magna cum laude. She was a member of Order of the Coif and received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers' Student Advocacy Award for her work with victims of domestic violence. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1993. She received the top score on the Arizona Bar Exam in 2002.

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Updated June 4, 2013. Originally posted Nov. 17, 2007.

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