NBC has entered into a new deal with one of the mainstays of its “Today” morning program. Variety reports that the network extended the contract of Savannah Guthrie.
The report cites a source who’s familiar with the situation and notes that the extension represents “a bet that the show’s current on-air team has what it takes to continue the momentum the morning-news franchise has gained in competing with ABC rival ‘Good Morning America.’”
Terms of the deal were not known.
“Guthrie last signed a deal in early 2015 that was to have kept her at the network for at least three years. During her most recent tenure, she has also served as a substitute for Lester Holt on ‘NBC Nightly News’ and was one of the network’s anchors during recent special coverage of the U.S. presidential election,” Variety adds.
Guthrie is currently off the air on maternity leave.