Savannah Guthrie Welcomed as “Today” Host

"It's an honor to be here," Guthrie says

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.”

"7:02 and he's already calling me weird," Guthrie shot back.

Guthrie takes over as “Today” co-anchor from Ann Curry, who signed off two weeks ago. Curry remains a "Today" anchor-at-large and a national and international correspondent for NBC News.

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."

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