So naturally we have to ask, is she the answer to all of the Today show’s problems?
According to an insider at the show, Hoda is ADORED by the crew and her chemistry with the controversial anchor reminds them of the golden days when Katie Couric was still around:
“Hoda and Matt have a similar rapport and have been friends for many years. Hoda can do the hard hitting interviews and then transition easily into a cooking segment, and she just doesn’t take herself all that seriously. Viewers respond very well to that. Hoda absolutely wanted Ann’s job, but NBC News president Steve Capus believed that Savannah Guthrie would be a better fit.”
So did she end up being the better fit?
Based on what we’ve seen in the ratings, we’d have to say DEFINITELY not!
But the source says Savannah’s job is safe for now, and we probably should expect a shake-up anytime soon:
“There are no plans to replace Savannah with Hoda. She is doing a good job and growing in the position. It would just be to much drama to make such another drastic change in such a short time. Matt would be demonized all over again.”
Really?? We thought drama was the Today show’s middle name! Ha!
And with all of the negative vibes coming from Matt already, it’s hard to believe it could get any worse!
At this point, we think they should at least be CONSIDERING anything that might put the show back on top!
While most of the Internet focused all their attention on Katie Holmes’ real-life remake of Prison Break yesterday, NBC quietly released a statement confirming the DUH of all DUHs. No, they didn’t confirm that when you squeeze MattLauertoo hard, a fountain of Summer’s Eve will shoot out of his mouth. They confirmed thatSavannahGuthrie’s got Ann Curry’s old job now, so get used to it. They made it clear on yesterday’s show that Savannah is the new co-host, but they didn’t officially announce it on air. It’s kind of like when my mom and dad split, and my dad made me hang out with him and his new girlfriend without telling me exactly who she was. It was obvious, though. So yesterday, I looked at Savannah through the screen the same way I looked at my dad’s new piece. With eyes that said, “I know why you’re here and I don’t like it, bitch.”
Here’s the BLAH BLAH BLAHs the president of NBC News released to The Washington Post and everybody else yesterday:
“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 humor 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.”
They probably went with Savannah over Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb and Tamron Hall, because she’s almost like a Katie Couric Lite. Savannah seems nice, is smart, is pretty harmless and non-conterverisal. In other words:
No, that is not me 20 years ago. Like I could ever pull off lime green tights.
Guthrie will take the seat Ann had occupied, alongside MattLauer, Al Roker and Natalie Morales, and will officially be making her debut on July 9.
In a statement, NBC News President Steve Capus said:
“In just a few short years Savannah, has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player. She’s anchored for Brian on NBC Nightly News moderated for David on Meet the Press, co-hosted the 9 a.m. hour of Today, reported for Rock Center and Dateline and provided legal insights in our Supreme Court Special Reports – and that was all within the last week!
She’s got an undeniable range, and she’s earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn’t be happier for Savannah and the entire Today team.”
Quite some impressive credits there, Savannah!
Today’s Executive Producer, Jim Bell added:
“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.”
Savannah has been with Today since 2011, co-hosting the third hour of the show and serving as its chief legal correspondent, a role in which she’ll also continue.
Congratz! We hope she brings in the ratings NBC was looking for, though Ann is gonna be hard to replace!
It’s not going to be Hoda Kotb or Meredith V or my personal choice Willard Scott. SavannahGuthrie will sit on the co-anchor chair that will have a revenge fart from Ann Curryon it. Savannah’s the one all the way to the right who’s giving that dried green paint some competition in the no personality contest.
TMZ says that Savannah’s deal to be Today’s new co-host is signed, sealed and awaiting delivery. Today isn’t announcing her as the new co-host until they wrap shit up with Ann Curry. Ann has two years left on her million 3-year contract and she wants the full million to go away. NBC has offered her million and a job as a foreign correspondent for NBC News, but Ann is shaking her head no to that shit deal. Ann is fucking done professionally with NBC and wants to leave the network for good. Ann wants her million and nothing else.
Ann needs to put her hands around that NBC peacock’s betraying bitch of a neck and not let go until that whore coughs up all million. I had this customer service job once and one of my co-workers got fired for being a bitch to the customers. Did I mention that I loved her so? Well, when they pink-slipped her ass they told her she needed to come back the next day to sign some exit papers and pick up her last check. This bitch refused to sashay out the exit door until they put her last check in her hands. She sat on her chair, hugged her pocketbook and quietly talked shit to herself about her supervisors and the job. I played Mimi’s “Hero” on a loop on my computer speakers. The bosses eventually gave in and gave her the check. That’s what Ann needs to do. Sit in her chair and tell those bitches her legs aren’t going to work until they drop million into her checking account.
And about Savannah as the new co-host…. I was hoping if it wasn’t going to be Hoda or Tamron Hall, it would be Natalie Morales. But I guess that would be awkward, because when I Googled “Natalie Morales MattLauer” this came up:
But then again, when I Googled “Savannah Guthrie Matt Lauer” this came up:
And “Ann Curry Matt Lauer“:
And this (no, that is definitely not sloppily ‘Shopped to shit, shut up):
So I guess if NBC wanted a co-host who hasn’t been winked at by Matt Lauer’s peen, there only option would be Al Roker. I think.
Six years in, the sisters feel this is the best step forward not only for them but the company as well.
The sisters state:
We’ve had a brilliant six years at Twenty8Twelve and are now looking forward to new pastures. We wish the brand the best of luck for the future. This is absolutely the right time for us to grow. The way the economy is right now, if we had stayed as small as we were, we might have struggled to survive. We needed to push the label forward.
The label will move on as Twenty8Twelve London under the leadership of Nish Soneji.