Think you know everything about Today star Savannah Guthrie? Think again! Since the journalist joined the hit morning show back in 2011, fans have posed lots of questions about Savannah's upbringing, education, past job as a lawyer, family, and more! And now that her co-anchor, Matt Lauer, has been fired following sexual assault allegations, there's no better time to learn fascinating facts about Savannah!
Is Savannah Guthrie a lawyer?
Yes! After receiving an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Arizona and working as a reporter at local TV stations for a few years, Savannah went back to school. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. She later worked at the Washington, DC-based law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
How much money does Savannah Guthrie make a year?
Although we don't know her exact salary (we bet it's pretty high!), Savannah's current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. Imagine having that type of money? However, before Matt left, he was making $20 million per year. In late 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Savannah signed a contract to bring her salary closer to Matt's. You go, girl!
How old is Savannah Guthrie?
Savannah was born on Dec. 27, 1971, so that makes her 46 years old today. We wonder how she feels having her birthday so close to Christmas!
Where does Savannah Guthrie live?
Savannah lives in NYC that way it's easy to film her show every morning! Believe it or not, her Today co-star Jenna Bush Hager is her neighbor! "She's one of my closest friends! I look out [my daughter] Vale's window, across the courtyard and I look into Jenna's bedroom. She tries to keep the shades drawn," Savannah once joked.
Where is Savannah Guthrie from?
Savannah Clark Guthrie — she was named after her great-grandmother! — was born in Melbourne, Australia in December 1971. Her family returned to the US when Savannah was two years old, and the future TV star was raised in Tucson, AZ.
How did Savannah Guthrie get her start on TV?
Savannah first started working in television after graduating from college in the early 1990s. Her first job in broadcasting was at ABC affiliate KMIZ, in Columbia, MO. A few years later, she moved to Washington, DC to cover stories about 9/11, the attack on the Pentagon and the 2001 anthrax attacks.
After earning her law degree, Savannah became a national trial correspondent for CourtTV — now known as truTV — in 2004 where she covered high-profile stories including Martha Stewart's case and Michael Jackson's trial.
In 2007, Savannah became a correspondent for NBC News. She was subsequently named the network's White House correspondent and became a substitute anchor on NBC Nightly News. Four years later, she joined the Today team and officially became the show's co-anchor in July 2012.
Is Savannah Guthrie married?
Yes! Savannah is married to Democratic political and communications consultant Michael Feldman. They began dating in 2009, got engaged in 2013, and tied the knot in March 2014. Savannah was previously hitched to BBC News presenter Mark Orchard from 2005 until 2009.
Does Savannah Guthrie have kids?
Yes! Savannah has two children with her husband, Mike. She gave birth to their daughter, Vale Guthrie Feldman, 3, in August 2014. The couple later welcomed baby No. 2, son Charles "Charley" Max Feldman, 1, in December 2016.