Savannah Guthrie showed Hoda Kotb how it’s done. She took over the latest broadcast of the Today Show. Hoda was absent during the show. She wasn’t there to host “Hoda’s Morning Boost.” Savannah filled in for Hoda during her absence and showed off her skills. Read on to learn more.
Savannah Guthrie fills in for missing Hoda Kotb
On Friday’s broadcast of Today, Savannah Guthrie looked confident and comfortable in her new seat. Fans noticed there was a different face during “Hoda’s Morning Boost.” In the segment, Savannah held the microphone as she sat behind the table. She reported alongside co-host Craig Melvin.
Hoda is normally the host of the daily segment, which features light-hearted stories and feel-good moments. Friday’s broadcast mentioned a police officer who was overcome with emotion when his daughter surprised him before his retirement. She returned home from college when she surprised him on the radio.
Savannah Guthrie had a big smile on her face. She mentioned how “sweet” the video was. Her favorite moment was when the police officer got emotional when he heard from his daughter. Craig and Sheinelle Jones joined Savannah about a half-hour into the show.
They couldn’t stop talking about the video. Today fans took notice of the abrupt change. They realized that Hoda wasn’t present for her own daily segment. Craig is usually the one who joins Hoda and Savannah Guthrie later on in the show. However, it featured Savannah, Craig, and Sheinelle instead.
Also important to note, Craig was there with Savannah from the start of the segment. Yet, she still confidently took it on. She even knew what to do, as if she studied her co-host. Savannah explained that he was there “early” as he was helping fill in for Hoda. The two were then joined by Sheinelle when they moved on to the day’s breaking news topics.
Did she chug beer with Ashton Kutcher?
Fans were in shock when Savannah Guthrie let loose on the Today Show. She was up for a challenge when actor Ashton Kutcher appeared on the show. Also on Friday’s episode, he was there to talk about the New York City Marathon, which he will attend in support of his foundation, Thorn.
Things took a turn when Savannah and Carson Daly offered him a beer early in the morning. She joked that only winners chug a beer before the marathon. Ashton was willing to do it. The duo chugged the entire drink. The Two and a Half Men alum managed to beat Savannah Guthrie.
“I might need to take the next few segments off,” Savannah Guthrie said with a laugh. “Ashton, thank you. Good luck. I feel terrible. Don’t do that at home.”
It was an interesting way to start the morning. What are your thoughts on Savannah Guthrie taking over for Hoda on Friday’s show? Do you think she did a good job? Sound off below in the comment section.
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