One of the on-air personalities on NBC’s morning show “Today” has signed an extension with NBC News. The Los Angeles Times reports that the network has inked a deal for at least another three years with co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.
Variety notes that the deal “would seem to position the venerable morning program for more news, and less of the drama that has plagued it in recent months.”
The Variety report adds: “For Guthrie, the maneuver would seem to be a vote of confidence in her recent tenure at ‘Today,’ which started under difficult circumstances. Guthrie took the place of Ann Curry, the longtime news anchor at ‘Today’ who ascended to the co-anchor spot only to find her on-air style did not mesh well with that of Matt Lauer or expectations of senior producers.”
Curry was moved out of the position in a highly public shakeup in June 2012.
Savannah Guthrie in an Official NBC Photo