Today Show's Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb: A Day in Our Life



Talk about a dream team! Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb bring their A-game for Today show viewers each morning — and they exclusively invited Us Weekly to tag along for a typical day in their busy lives.

Guthrie, 50, got her start on the NBC morning show in 2011, replacing longtime coanchor Ann Curry one year later. She and Kotb, 58, officially became cohosts in 2018, and the twosome have been keeping Today fans informed ever since.

Earlier this year, as Today celebrated seven decades on the air, the Oklahoma native recalled the moment she realized how important it was for young girls to see two female anchors taking the spotlight each morning. “I remember I went to a SoulCycle class … and I walked in and usually it’s someone’s birthday and everyone’s always applauding,” Kotb said while attending an event at The Paley Center for Media in New York City in May. “I walked in and people starting applauding … and they said, ‘What you and Savannah did today, that changed everything.’”

The broadcaster continued: “It wasn’t until that moment that it hit me that it was something that meant something to other people. … A woman came up with her young daughter and says, ‘I want you to know something. My daughter now thinks it’s totally normal to wake up in the morning and see two women next to each other.’ And that’s changed now for these kids.”

Guthrie echoed her coworker’s sweet sentiments, noting how much she values Kotb’s friendship in and out of the office. “It’s wonderful to have a female partnership, but to me, [it’s important] to have this friend and cheerleader and partner,” she said, gesturing to Kotb during the panel. “And I really feel that from her and I hope we share that. It’s incredible”

The pair’s close bond has been evident for years, and Guthrie hasn’t shied away from crediting Kotb with bringing a new energy to Today in 2018. “I feel happy and thrilled because I have a great partner in Hoda,” she told TV Insider after the Where We Belong author was officially named coanchor. “You can’t fake chemistry. I can tell when coanchors don’t get along. If you have that rapport, it makes people want to spend time with you.”

While there’s never a dull moment on Today, the journalists have fallen into a steady routine with one another over the years alongside fellow hosts Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Al Roker and more.

Scroll down for an exclusive glimpse inside a day with Guthrie and Kotb:

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                                                <strong>4:45 a.m.</strong><br>
                                                Bright and early! Waking up before dawn, Guthrie and Kotb begin their mornings by heading to 30 Rock in NYC. As soon as they arrive, the Today coanchors greet each other backstage and prep for upcoming guests.

 
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6 a.m.
It takes a village: With the help of their glam squads, Guthrie and Kotb get camera-ready before filming the morning show.
 
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7:24 a.m.
Family comes first! During the commercial break, the TV personalities — both moms of two — FaceTime their children together.
 
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4 p.m.
Following school pickups and a photo shoot with Kotb, Guthrie rushes to the airport to catch a flight to London, where she’ll report on the royal family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (The monarch was laid to rest on Monday, September 19, less than two weeks after her death.)
 
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7:20 p.m.
Having a ball! Kotb brings the noise as she kicks off Today’s “Inside the Game” series with a fun NFL watch party.
 
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8:15 p.m.
Prior to catching some shut-eye, Guthrie studies on the plane. Meanwhile, Kotb gets cozy in bed before the hectic cycle begins again the next day.
 
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Originally published at www.usmagazine.com

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