Why Savannah Guthrie left the “Today” set early on Thursday

Mom is the right word.

Savannah Guthrie disappeared from the set of NBC’s “Today” in the middle of Thursday morning’s broadcast for the most normal reason – to take her children to the first day of school.

According to his colleague Craig Melvin, who jumped in and explained the sudden absence to viewers, Guthrie, 51, made no move to take his daughter Vale, 9, and son Charley, 6, to class.

Co-host Hoda Kotb made her own sudden exit during Wednesday’s show to drop off her own offspring at school.

“Savannah had to leave early,” Melvin revealed after taking Guthrie’s place following her departure today.

“It’s their kids’ first day of school, so good luck to Vale and Charley,” he continued.

Savannah Guthrie
Guthrie is mother to daughter Vale (9) and son Charley (6).
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“Yes, happy first day!” enthused Kotb.

Guthrie will return to “Today” on Friday.

Just days before her kids went back to reading books, the mother of two posted a fun snap of Vale and Charley enjoying s’mores over Labor Day weekend.

“Goodbye, sweet summer! Hello autumn, here we come!” she wrote on Instagram On Monday.

On August 28, Guthrie and his family attended a tennis match at the US Open. She appeared with her children and husband Michael Feldman at the event where they cheered on the players.

Savannah Guthrie
The broadcaster had to leave Thursday’s episode of the “Today” show early to take her children to class.

Guthrie’s last sudden absence from her job at Rockfeller Plaza occurred in February when she failed to return to set after a commercial break. Then it became known that the correspondent sick with COVID-19 and had to resign.

After taking a coronavirus test, she rushed home to recover and finally reappeared at her usual spot at the round table a few days later.

Guthrie had before was infected with the virus in January 2022 and in May of this year.

The former “Daily Rundown” co-host has been in broadcast journalism since 1993, starting at ABC affiliate KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri.

Savannah Guthrie
The last time Guthrie left the NBC morning show was in February when she contracted the coronavirus.

She worked her way up with a BA in journalism from the University of Arizona. She later studied law in Georgetown.

Guthrie returned to her alma mater in May to give a commencement speech to the law graduates, in which she joked about it She wore “helmet hair” at the beginning of her career.

“I worked in local television news, moving from market to market with my reporter’s notebook and helmet hair [a] red blazer when I decided to blow everything up and go to law school.” Guthrie said.

“Perhaps law school was a big risk for you, just as it was for me,” she continued. “Or maybe it was your safety net. Maybe it was your way of avoiding the scarier route.

“Whatever the case, I tell you, everything interesting that you want to do, everything significant that you want to achieve, it is waiting for you, it is possible for you, but it is a big risk on the other hand other side of a big bet.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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