Savannah Guthrie has been reported to be Ann Curry’s replacement on the 7A.M. and 8A.M. hours of the Today show, as co-host with Matt Lauer! Today June 29, we got our first look at Savannah in Ann’s former seat!
While Savannah was spotted in Ann’s former seat on June 29, contracts have not been signed and there has been no confirmation naming Savannah as Ann’s replacement!
According to the New York Times, a transition is expected to quiet — with little fanfare. And an announcement is expected to come on July 9!
Based upon Savannah’s presence in Ann’s former seat on Friday June 29, naming Savannah as her successor seems inevitable! The new report also suggests that producers fear for reactions from Ann’s fans, and that is one reason they are making the co-host transition a quiet one.
“They’re not going to do themselves any good if they blow it out,” said Frank J. Radice, a former NBC executive.
Placing Ann’s upsetting announcement of her departure for the very end of Thursday’s episode, also proved that producers are trying to keep attention on the transition to a minimum!
Frank added that the smartest thing would be “not to draw attention to a change in anchors but to let that change in anchors just happen.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like seeing Savannah in Ann’s former seat?
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