If you thought you knew everything about Today anchor Savannah Guthrie, think again! Since the journalist joined the hit morning show back in 2011, fans have posed lots of questions about her upbringing, education, past job as a lawyer, family and more.
Savannah was born in Melbourne, Australia, in December 1971. Her family returned to the U.S. when she was 2 years old. The future TV star was raised in Tucson, Arizona. After high school, she decided to pursue a journalism degree at the University of Arizona.
The popular anchor’s first job in broadcasting was at ABC affiliate KMIZ, in Columbia, Missouri. A few years later, she moved to Washington, D.C. to cover stories about 9/11, the attack on the Pentagon and the 2001 anthrax attacks. 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.
It was in 2007 that she joined NBC as a correspondent. 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 cohost in July 2012. Since then, she has also anchored the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting each year.
When it comes to her personal life, Savannah is married to her second husband, Democratic political and communications consultant Michael Feldman. They began dating in 2009 and got engaged in 2013. The pair tied the knot in March 2014. Savannah was previously hitched to BBC presenter Mark Orchard from 2005 until 2009.
She welcomed her first child with Mike, daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman in August 2014. The couple later welcomed baby No. 2, son Charles “Charley” Max Feldman, in December 2016. In June 2021, Savannah celebrated her 10-year anniversary as a Today anchor. Her kids and husband came out onto the stage to surprise her during the broadcast.
“I feel grateful, really grateful,” she said while holding back tears on air. “This has just been a beautiful experience, and thank you so much. And to all of our crew — this place is so special.”
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