Savannah Guthrie was officially welcomed as co-host of the “Today” show on Monday.
"It's an honor to be here," Guthrie said at the outset of the program. She was treated to a montage of clips from her career assembled by producers.
Co-host Matt Lauer said Guthrie brought a “great attitude” to the program and teased that she also came with “what we like to call a weird sense of humor.”
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"7:02 and he's already calling me weird," Guthrie shot back.
Guthrie has been with NBC’s morning news show since June 2001 as chief legal correspondent and co-host of "Today's" third hour. She called her new assignment “a little unexpected, as we all know.”
"I'm so proud and honored to be in a place occupied by so many women that I admire," she said. “Ann, Meredith, and Katie, and Jane, Deborah, Barbara," she said. "I love being with you guys every day."