Savannah Guthrie Co-hosts 'Today' from Her Home after Developing Mild Sore Throat and a Runny Nose

Lois Oladejo
Mar 20, 2020
04:00 A.M.
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Broadcast Journalist Savannah Guthrie announced she would be anchoring her show from home after experiencing a mild sore throat.


The anchor of NBC’s “Today,” Savannah Guthrie announced on Tuesday that she would be anchoring the show from her house after having symptoms of a mild sore throat and runny nose.

Although Savannah did not mention whether she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, she stated that she would self-isolate in a bid to be cautious.

Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin host the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018, in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images.


In another tweet, Guthrie explained that her decision to work from home was encouraged by NBC’s medical team and her bosses. She maintained that she felt good and hoped to be back in the studio in no time.

Like several other celebrities, Savannah advised her followers to love their neighbors and to take the recommended safety measures seriously.

Guthrie’s announcement came a day after it was confirmed that a member on the third hour of the “Today Show” had tested positive for coronavirus.


On Monday, Savannah and her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced that their colleagues, Al Roker and Craig Melvin, had been asked to go into self-quarantine after their co-host’s diagnosis.

Over a hundred death cases have been recorded to coronavirus in the United States.

Following this announcement, Roker and Melvin took to social media to explain that they were doing well after deciding to self-quarantine. 


In a tweet by Roker, he shared that he was feeling fine and that he would be self-quarantining with his family for fifteen days.

The tweet was posted alongside the video of Savannah and Kotb announcing the staffer’s diagnosis. Roker maintained that he wasn’t experiencing any symptoms. 

In another updated tweet, Roker posted a video where he updated his fans on his well-being. He also shared the news that he would be giving people their weather forecast live from his kitchen. 


In a statement released by NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim revealed that the staffer began experiencing mild symptoms and getting adequate medical attention.

Noah added that the company was taking all the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of their teams. He listed that the measures included cleaning of all offices, control rooms, and the studio where “Today” is anchored. 


The number of reported coronavirus cases globally is approaching 200,000, and people in the United States and other countries across the world are adjusting to life under lockdown and isolation.

According to reports from NBC, over a hundred death cases have been recorded to coronavirus in the United States, and all the 50 states in the country have reported cases of the virus.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!