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Today’s Savannah Guthrie holds back tears as she gushes over her ‘incredible’ friendship with co-host Hoda Kotb

TODAY'S Savannah Guthrie has gotten emotional as she gushed over her close bond with her co-anchor Hoda Kotb.

The duo has been hosting the NBC talk show since 2018.

Savannah Guthrie got emotional while explaining her close bond with co-host Hoda KotbCredit: NBC
Her kind words were spoken at an event celebrating the Today show's 70th anniversaryCredit: Rex

Savannah reflected on her friendship with the children's book author on Wednesday night during an event celebrating the show's 70th anniversary.

The gathering took place at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, where Hoda recalled a heartwarming experience she had after joining the broadcast four years ago.

The 57-year-old dished about going to a SoulCycle class following her Today show debut, where the group started applauding when she walked into the room.

Hoda was taken aback by the gesture and thought they were celebrating someone's birthday, only to find out they were clapping for her.

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"And they said, 'No, what you and Savannah did today, that changed everything.'"

And it wasn’t until that moment that it hit me that it was something that meant something to other people," she explained.

"And 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."

Hoda and Savannah made history as the first pair of women to co-anchor the Today show after decades on the air.

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Savannah - who shared duties with former Today show anchor Matt Lauer prior to the 64-year-old's firing - spoke through tears about Hoda coming in as his replacement.

"All I know was in that moment, it felt like I could drown if Hoda hadn’t reached down and grabbed my hand.

"I will always say she saved the show full stop. And holding hands with her and being like, 'We’re going to do this together,' meant everything to me. I don’t think I had the confidence by myself," Savannah said.

The mom of two's kind words didn't end there as she continued to praise Hoda and the tight relationship they shared.

"It’s wonderful to have a female partnership, but to me, to have this friend and cheerleader and partner, and I really feel that from her, and I hope we share that.

"It’s incredible. I always say, 'I’ll hold my hands and close my eyes and go anywhere with you.' I would."


Savannah's former co-host, Matt, was given the ax from NBC's Today in 2017 amid sexual misconduct claims from multiple women.

The TV personality has vigorously denied the allegations against him.

Matt was one of the most high-profile figures in American television before his fall from grace.

He has reportedly been spending time at his Hamptons home, where he's focusing on his family.


Savannah and Hoda have since been the dynamic duo of the morning, though the pair were recently separated due to Savannah testing positive for Covid-19.

The broadcast journalist posted a picture of the test with a caption that read in part, "So this happened - again! Covid +, air filter on "turbo" and it will be an isolating Mother's Day for this mama!!!...Thankful to be vaccinated!"

Her Today show colleagues checked in on a make-up-free Savannah to see how she was feeling via videoconference.

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She said she felt "great and just had a little cold," adding she was "lucky" before joking, "honestly, having five days to myself, no kids, no husband, can you imagine?"

Savannah shares two children with her husband, Michael Feldman: a daughter, Vale, seven, and a son Charles, five.

The duo made history as the first female pair in the show's decades-long runCredit: Getty
Hoda took over co-hosting duties after Savannah's former co-anchor, Matt Lauer was fired over sexual misconduct allegationsCredit: Getty
Savannah recently returned to the studio after recovering from Covid-19Credit: NBC

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