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The media frenzy surrounding Ann Curry's impending Today Show exit and negotiations with NBC continues to reach fever pitch. As previously speculated, Savannah Guthrie is set to succeed Curry as co-anchor.

The shift would mark another milestone for Guthrie, 40, who began her career at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where she served as a litigation associate, specializing in white-collar criminal defense.

The brunette beauty first gained national TV exposure through her gig on Court TV, where she gained notoriety from reporting on major trials such as Michael Jackson's child molestation case.

Take a look back at Guthrie's career evolution from legal analyst to TODAY correspondent and co-host.

Guthrie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Arizona before receiving her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Guthrie was a Law Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a first-year Legal Research and Writing workshop on a weekly basis.

Guthrie then went on to work as a reporter/anchor at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri and NBC affiliates WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and KVOA-TV in Tucson, Arizona.

Throughout the years, she has covered several high-profile legal proceedings including the Martha Stewart case, and the aforementioned Michael Jackson trial.

In 2004, she got her first major national exposure on Court TV and was appointed as lead correspondent in the network’s new Washington, D.C. bureau in March 2006.

Later, Guthrie went on to cover Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential race and was named White House correspondent for NBC News on December 18, 2008.

In January 2010, she co-hosted The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, an hour-long weekday morning political talk show on MSNBC.

After substituting for both Meredith Vieira and Curry on Today, it was confirmed on May 9, 2011, that Guthrie would become co-host of the 9AM hour alongside Natalie Morales and Al Roker, as well as the show's Chief Legal Editor. The move came after Vieira announced her departure from the show as co-host.

Do you think Guthrie is a good replacement for Curry? Tell us in the comments -- and learn more about the Today show shakeup below.

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  • hugo2012
    hugo2012

    Savannah Guthrie is not a good host. I miss Ann. She was a far better journalist.

  • Ruth Thompson
    Ruth Thompson

    Savannah Guthrie is a deer in head lights! She never seemed a part of the show , what a mistake putting her in such an important position. I loved Ann !

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer

    It has bothered me all day long it really put me in a very sad mood. I was hurt and I felt Ann's pain. I can't believe it I really looked up to the Today's show. What really bothered me is the fact that the information leaked out before she could even tell her viewers herself. I don't know what excuse they gave but I was used to seeing that pretty face every morning and it has really put a damper on things for me. I wish Ann the best. What is the world coming to?

  • Sandy Springer
    Sandy Springer

    I love Ann Curry. She has been a favorite of mine for years. I feel gypped out of the best by NBC and angry that Ann is being dropped. And who is to say that she is to blame for the lowered ratings?

  • Tammy Lyons
    Tammy Lyons

    I agree why can't they leave well enough alone finally she is in the position she deserves which she shoulda been instead of Meridith, then she gets the spot & now this?? I think that they should have moved Natalie Morales into that position or offered it back to Katie Couric. I really like Natalie, I think she would be a much better choice over Savannah Guthrie. Why do they think moving her will get the ratings up? I hope they find out this is a mistake. As soon as I heard this I changed the channel. I hope everyone starts watching Good Morning America:)

  • Judi
    Judi

    I think that they should have moved Natalie Morales into that position or offered it back to Katie Curic. I really like Natalie, I think she would be a much better choice over Savannah Guthrie.

  • Reiko
    Reiko

    Ann is the only reason my husband and I watch today show, as Ann is so real, not fake like Matt, so professional, classy, compassion, pleasant, gives me a light and a pleasure to wake up to see her smile every morning. Savannah Guthrie is wrong, wrong, person, it is goodbye NBC and guess will board on GMA on ABC.

  • Angel
    Angel

    that is so crazy giving Ann Curry the ax, she is a wonderful co- host I like Matt but maybe he is the problem. What is the problem with NBC's way of thinking. Well Good Morning America here I come

  • Larry
    Larry

    Savannah Guthrie lights up the screen whenever she is on it. Not only will she do well, she will single handedly put the Today show as a clear #1 all over again. And it won't take long either.

  • Rita Taylor
    Rita Taylor

    I have been loyal to the Today show for many years. If they replace Ann Curry with Samantha Guthrie I will be watching Good Morning America. Ann is one of the best journalist's that they have on the show when she reports she does it within her heart and with compassion. This is such a crazy idea, have you ever wondered if the rating is low because of other factors in the show? I am for Ann Curry 100 percent.

  • Daddy O
    Daddy O

    I agree. I think Ann is the calm in the storm. Now the today show will be full of litigation segments and politics. Enough already. Guthrie is okay, but her lack of lips bother me.

  • Margaret Fetters
    Margaret Fetters

    Savannah Guthrie is not a good replacement, she is over-bearing and obnixous. I have no idea who ever gave a thought to her as a replacement. I will no longer watch the show if she is co-host. I have watched this show for years and will no longer do so when Guthrie takes over. If the today show thinks their ratings are lower now, just wait until Savannah takes over, I wonder if they ever thought about the fact that Savannah might be the problem.

 
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