‘Today Show’ Shakeup: Savannah Guthrie To Replace Ann Curry As Host? — See Her Journey to NBC (PHOTOS)

By: / June 26, 2012

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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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