Savannah Guthrie

Birth Day December 27th, 1971
Birth Place Melbourne, Australia
Age 52 Years Old

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Savannah Guthrie is an Australian-born American broadcast journalist and attorney. She is famous for being the main co-anchor of NBC News' morning show, "Today", since July 2012. After roles as a White House correspondent from 2008 to 2011 and co-anchor of the MSNBC program The Daily Rundown in 2010 and 2011, Guthrie was announced as the co-host of Today's third hour alongside Natalie Morales and Al Roker. In this capacity, she took on roles such as news anchor, main co-host, and chief legal analyst across all NBC platforms. Guthrie transitioned to the role of co-anchor of Today in 2012, succeeding Ann Curry. Recently in 2023, Savannah Guthrie tears up as she announces her upcoming book 'Mostly What God Does,' sharing personal reflections on faith, love, kindness, and vulnerability with 'Today' co-hosts. 

Family and Education

Savannah Guthrie was born on December 27, 1971. She hails from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Savannah holds dual American-Australian nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. Her birth name is Savannah Clark Guthrie. About her family, she is the daughter of her father, Charles Guthrie, a mining engineer, and her mother, Nancy Guthrie. She has two siblings namely Camron Guthrie and Annie Guthrie. Her family moved back to the United States after her birth, settling in Tucson, Arizona, where she was raised. She celebrated her 51st birthday in 2022. 

For her education, Savannah attended Amphitheater High School and developed a passion for journalism. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in journalism in 1993, she joined the Arizona Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Guthrie furthered her education at Georgetown University Law Center, earning a Juris Doctor with magna cum laude honors in 2002. Known for achieving the highest score on the Arizona Bar exam, Guthrie embarked on a successful career in journalism, combining her legal and journalistic expertise.

Broadcast journalist and attorney, Savannah Guthrie

Broadcast Journalist Career

  • Savannah Guthrie embarked on her broadcasting career at ABC affiliate KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri, followed by a position at NBC affiliate KVOA in Tucson in 1995.
  • After five years in Arizona, she transitioned to WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., covering significant events like the September 11 attack on The Pentagon and the 2001 anthrax attacks. 
  • She has briefly worked in white-collar criminal defense at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld before joining NBC News in 2007. 
  • As a correspondent, she covered the 2008 vice-presidential race, became a White House correspondent, and anchored for NBC News, including as a substitute on NBC Nightly News. 
  • Notably, she moderated a town hall in October 2020, stepping in for President Trump, who had contracted COVID-19 and refused a virtual debate with Joe Biden.
  • After initially substituting for Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry on Today, she officially became the co-host of the 9 a.m. hour alongside Natalie Morales and Al Roker, also taking on the role of the show's Chief Legal Editor. 
  • Her journey on Today continued as she assumed the position of NBC News chief legal analyst in 2011, eventually leading to her co-anchoring the show alongside Matt Lauer in 2012. 
  • Over the years, Guthrie conducted notable interviews, including with Donald Trump on the "birther" controversy and Conrad Murray after Michael Jackson's trial. She then succeeded Matt Lauer as the host in 2017. 
  • Since 2012, she has hosted major events like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. 
  • In 2020, her interview with President Donald Trump garnered praise for its challenging questions, marking a departure from his unchallenged narratives in other media outlets. 
  • Guthrie's influential role in journalism was recognized when she was included in Time's list of the 100 most influential people in 2018.
  • She has expanded her presence beyond journalism, making notable appearances in various entertainment realms. 
  • She served as a commentator in the first four episodes of season one of the truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... and portrayed herself in the 2013 series finale of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, as well as the 2015 film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! 
  • In 2018, she showcased her tennis skills in an exhibition match alongside Jack Sock against Roger Federer and Bill Gates, although they faced a defeat with a final score of 3–6. 
  • Additionally, she has ventured into children's literature, authoring two books, Princesses Wear Pants and Princesses Save the World. 
  • Demonstrating her versatility, she took on the role of an interim guest host for Jeopardy! in February 2021 following the passing of Alex Trebek, with her episodes airing from June 14 to 25, 2021.

Net Worth and Salary

Savannah Guthrie, a prominent broadcast journalist and attorney, has an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2023. Her main source of wealth comes from her successful career in journalism. With an annual salary of approximately $8 million, she has secured financial satisfaction and enjoys a luxurious lifestyle. Her wealth accumulation reflects her dedication and success in the field. 

Husband and Children

Savannah Guthrie, a happily married woman, exchanged vows with her husband, Michael Feldman, on March 15, 2014. By profession, Michael Feldman is a Democratic political and communications consultant. The couple, who began dating in 2009, is blessed with two children. Their firstborn, daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman, arrived on August 13, 2014, followed by their son, Charles Max Feldman, born on December 8, 2016. Guthrie is currently enjoying a contented life with her family. Prior to her marriage with Feldman, she was married to BBC News presenter Mark Orchard, with their union taking place in December 2005. Unfortunately, the couple parted ways, and they divorced in 2009.

Savannah Guthrie Family

Body Measurements

Savannah Guthrie is a beautiful woman with an average body build. She stands tall with a height of 5 feet 10 inches while her body weight consists of around 60 Kg. She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes. Her body measurement is 34-27-32 inches. She wears the shoe of size 9(US). She has got a healthy body as of now. 

Previously, Savannah has faced the challenges of COVID-19 three times. Initially testing positive for the Deltacron hybrid variant on January 10, 2022, she shared on air that her symptoms were mild, describing "little sniffs and not much more than that." This announcement followed her Today co-host Hoda Kotb, who also tested positive for the hybrid variant a week earlier. Guthrie encountered the virus again on May 6, 2022, this time with the Omicron variant. Despite a positive diagnosis, she felt great and anticipated a swift return, citing only a mild cold during a video call on May 10. Unfortunately, Guthrie faced another bout with the Omicron variant on February 28, 2023, prompting her to leave the show early due to not feeling well and subsequently testing positive.

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