June 28, 2012 |
It's a good thing Savannah Guthrie is a trained lawyer because she's about to experience a trial by fire. Guthrie, NBC's chief legal analyst, is the odds-on-favorite to succeed Ann Curry as co-host of the network's morning news show "Today" and take the hot seat next to Matt Lauer. Guthrie already serves as co-host of the third hour of NBC's "Today," so she is no stranger to morning television watchers. But moving from the 9-10 a.m. hour of "Today" to the two-hour signature broadcast is the equivalent of going from the minor leagues to the New York Yankees.
June 29, 2012 |
For the second time in less than three years, NBC's ratings woes have led to the unceremonious dumping of a prominent on-air host, this time "Today's" Ann Curry. On Thursday, the 55-year-old newswoman tearfully said goodbye to viewers with her co-host Matt Lauer, who will remain on the show, at her side. "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try," Curry said in a wavering voice as she marked her last day atop TV's No. 1 morning news show.
July 18, 2012 |
Ann Curry has had many defenders in her recent battle with NBC and “Today,” whose co-host chair she was, of course, forced to vacate. But the TV personality doesn't win any sympathy from one prominent former"Today"figure. Bryant Gumbel, the broadcaster who presided over the morning program for 15 years, said he feels Curry has received overly favorable treatment. Curry's ouster, Gumbel believes, was a simple matter of ratings, and he wonders why so many observers and commentators have rallied so vocally to her defense.
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October 9, 2013 |
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho. The interview, scheduled to air Thursday, comes more than two months after the 16-year-old was rescued from the remote Idaho wilderness after a nearly weeklong search that stretched across the western United States. The ordeal began, officials said, when 40-year-old DiMaggio lured the Anderson family to his eastern San Diego County home.
August 9, 2013 |
Jimmy Fallon spilled the beans Friday on how he and wife, Nancy Juvonen, pulled off their big baby surprise: They used a surrogate and kept their mouths shut! "My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby," Fallon told Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show, in a clip from a larger interview that will air next week. "We tried a bunch of things - - so we had a surrogate. " The result? Adorable tot Winnie Rose, who apparently smells so baby-licious that everyone would just love to lick her head.
November 15, 2012 |
Guy Fieri shot back at New York Times critic Pete Wells for a scathing review of his new Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (written entirely in rhetorical questions). Some are even calling it the most brutal restaurant review ever. On today's "Today" show in an interview with Savannah Guthrie , the spiky-haired Food Network star said: "I thought it was ridiculous. I mean, I've read reviews - there's good and there's bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda.