It’s official. Savannah Guthrie has been named Matt Lauer’s co-host on Today. The announcement will come Friday via press release from NBC News, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The news comes just hours after Guthrie finished co-hosting Friday's program with Lauer and one day after Curry bid a tearful farewell to Today viewers in an extraordinarily raw and emotional segment on Thursday's show. Friday's show did not include the usual voiceover announce naming Today's co-hosts as NBC News executives sought to put just a little distance between Curry's exit and Guthrie's entrance.