Savannah Guthrie Takes Over For Ann Curry on Today

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After a surprising and controversial shakeup at NBC's popular morning show, Savannah Guthrie was in Ann Curry's chair this morning as co-host of Today alongside Matt Lauer.

Although NBC has yet to make an announcement confirming this, Guthrie is expected to be the new co-anchor of Today, while maintaining her post as its chief legal analyst.

Guthrie stepped in with no fanfare this morning, less than 24 hours after Ann Curry's tearful farewell. The mainstay left the show, clearly against her will, after 14 years yesterday.

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

Curry's tenure as co-host was brief - just one year, after taking over for Meredith Vieira - and coincided with ABC rival Good Morning America besting Today in the ratings for the first time.

NBC never announced an official reason for Curry's quasi-firing.

Guthrie worked for various local network news affiliates in Missouri, Arizona, and Washington, D.C. from 2004-2007 before becoming NBC’s White House Correspondent in 2008.

She officially joined Today in June 2011.

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