TODAY’S Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie have shared an emotional tribute after the death of a former colleague.
Savannah and Al paid tribute to Larry Edgeworth, a former Today Show audio technician who died in 2020, on his son Miles Edgeworth’s 21st birthday.
Today’s Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie wished Miles Edgeworth a happy birthdayNBCMile’s dad, Larry, was a veteran NBC audio technicianNBC
“We want to give a little shout-out to a friend of the show,” Savannah, 51, started the segment.
“Miles, we just wanted to send you a big hug and love on your special day.”
Al, 68, joined in wishing Miles, a student at Morehouse College, a happy birthday.
“Larry used to bring Myles over to the Thanksgiving Day parade,” Al added at the end of the segment. “And I watched him grow up.”
Larry was an audio technician at NBC for 25 years.
Larry passed away from complications of Covid in 2020. He was 61 years old.
“I adored Larry,” Savannah wrote in an Instagram tribute following his death.
“We traveled together for two straight months on a campaign in 2008 and he was always the [warmest], most professional, most loving.”
“Larry, dear, I will miss you. My deepest condolences and prayers to his family.”
Willie Geist also praised Larry as a “great sound man, but so much more.”
“Larry traveled the world with his gear, making sure all of you could hear clearly the sounds of war, of national disasters, of political conventions, of Olympic games, of people telling their stories, in times of joy and tragedy.”
“Along with his microphones and mixer, Larry always brought to the job a warm smile, a memorable laugh, a big hug, and a question about your family, which usually included the names of your kids.”