Savannah Guthrie, who was previously the most likely replacement for Ann Curry, has been officially offered the job of Today Show co-host.
The Hollywood Reporter's Melissa Guthrie is reporting Guthrie is officially getting called up to co-host the main 7-9 a.m. block of The Today Show. She's been offered the position, but it hasn't been confirmed if she's accepting the deal.
THR is also reporting Ann Curry, the Today co-host who's been publicly dumped over the last week, is likely going to remain in the NBC News family instead of just leaving. Her role is expected to be "substantial," but their story didn't elaborate beyond that. It was originally reported Curry would become a foreign correspondant.
The New York Times' Brian Stelter is also reporting Guthrie's been offered the role of Today Show co-host. Stelter also reports Guthrie is the favoured replacement choice of Today Show executive producer Jim Bell. THR also has a quick Savannah Guthrie cheat sheet guide.
Update: The New York Post's Page Six is reporting Guthrie's current 9-10 a.m. co-host Natalie Morales is on her way out the door from The Today Show, too. Their sources say if Morales doesn't get Ann Curry's spot, she'll be the next to leave the show. NBC reps denied Page Six's report of Morales being disgruntled.
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