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Today’s Savannah Guthrie returns and takes over Hoda Kotb’s segment as co-host remains missing from morning show

Today’s Savannah Guthrie returns and takes over Hoda Kotb’s segment as co-host remains missing from morning show

SAVANNAH Guthrie has returned to The Today Show on Friday, after being out due to sickness.

She has taken over her co-host, Hoda Kotb‘s, segment as Hoda remains absent from morning show.

NBCSavannah Guthrie took over Hoda Kotb’s segment on The Today Show[/caption]

GettyHoda has been out on vacation all week[/caption]

Every weekday morning, when Hoda is in, she leads a segment called Hoda’s Morning Boost.

It is a short, heartwarming story that gives her co-hosts and viewers a little boost and puts a smile on their face.

On Friday, Savannah was the one who led the segment, as Hoda has not been in.

This one was about a soldier surprising his wife by coming home sooner than she thought.

Hoda has been on vacation, enjoying Spring Break with her daughters.

Savannah, however, was out on Thursday, supposedly sick.

But, she returned on Friday, looking healthy.

Hoda is supposedly returning on Monday.


On Thursday, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin sat at the main desk to fill in for both Hoda and Savannah.

And Sheinelle wasn’t supposed to be in super early on Thursday, but had to fill-in at the last minute.

In a behind-the-scenes video shared on the Today Show Radio Instagram page, Sheinelle was chatting with Craig and Holly Palmieri Schulz about her unexpected wake-up call.

“I heard you got that very early Pete Breen call, hey!” Holly joked, referring to the Senior Producer.

Sheinelle replied: “Yeah so we were just saying, Pete Breen – as you all know from Today Show Confidential – he should teach a master class on how to wake people up in the morning!”

She continued: “Because sometimes things happen, y’know Savannah is out sick this morning and so I’ll just tell you, my alarm was set for 5:40 and Pete called at about 4:50, that’s about right.

“So, the phone rings and in your head, it’s just like… it’s hard to even wrap your mind around, right? Your mind has to catch up with it.”

Craig then joined in and said: “And usually when the phone rings early here it’s not someone calling to say, ‘hey, here’s some great news,’ you know. It’s like, ‘ohhhhh what’s happening?’”

Sheinelle then added: “But Pete is very calm, he’s just like, ‘need to let you know…’ and I probably ask what time it is about forty times!”

Savannah’s sickness wasn’t confirmed, but it seemed to be a 24-hour thing, as she was back in the studio on Friday.


Last month, Savannah was forced to leave the studio rather abruptly after testing positive for Covid.

On February 28, she hosted for the first half-hour, but then mysteriously disappeared, leaving fans wondering where she’d gone.

Explaining to viewers what had gone on, Sheinelle said at the time: “It has been an interesting morning for us. As we said, Savannah left early.

“She wasn’t feeling great, so she took a COVID test. It came back positive. So, of course, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up.”

She ended by blowing a kiss and said: “So, Savannah, we love you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Instagram/Hoda KotbMultiple outlets reported the host was home with her daughters on Spring Break[/caption]

NBCSavannah returned to the show on Friday, after being out sick on Thursday[/caption]

GettyLast month, Savannah had to abruptly leave because she tested positive for COVID-19[/caption]

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