Savannah Guthrie: ‘Minor illness’ causes her to anchor TODAY show from home

Savannah Guthrie on the red carpet
Savannah Guthrie has decided to do The Today Show from her basement at home. Pic credit: © ImagePressAgency

Savannah Guthrie, NBC’s anchor of The Today Show, said she is self-isolating and will host the show from home tomorrow.

She stated the move was purely precautionary in light of the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) across the world. Guthrie said she’s developed a “mild sore throat and runny nose.”

On Tuesday night, she posted two images to Instagram of her makeshift studio that’s been constructed at her home.

She wrote: “Hi everybody! Well, this will be a first. I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house!”

Guthrie continued: “In an abundance of caution, and to model the super vigilance the CDC has asked of all of us, I’m staying home.”

She also said she was taking the advice of “NBC’s superb medical team,” and that of her bosses.

Savannah Guthrie says she feels fine

Guthrie also reassured us that she feels fine, “I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time,” but she also urged us to be “extra cautious and caring of those around us.”

Al Roker and Craig Melvin have also self-isolated

Guthrie’s home appearances will begin from Wednesday. She’s not the first Today host to stay at home.

Co-hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin have both been working remotely since Monday after a colleague tested positive for Covid-19. Roker did appear on the show Tuesday to conduct a weather report from his kitchen.

Weather reporting supremo Al Roker took to Twitter to reassure us that he’s “feeling fine” and that we shouldn’t worry about him.

Guthrie’s colleagues were quick to send their best wishes.

Fellow host Hoda Kotb reportedly wrote, “Good a.m.! Can’t wait to see you my darling… I am getting ready to turn lights on in 1-a. Just need one. Miss you xo.[sic]”

Jenna Bush Hager and Carson Daly both told her to “feel better.”

On Wednesday morning, Guthrie posted another couple of pics to Instagram, showing she was ready to start hosting.

She wrote in the caption: “Live… from my basement… this is TODAY. Big shoutout to my husband @feldmike, who has turned into producer and technician!!”

Numerous TV shows have been affected by coronavirus fears as the pandemic has spread with many shutting down production.

Sports and music events have been similarly affected, with concerts and games canceled across the globe.

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