Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb Get Emotional as They Remember 'Today' Colleague Who Died after Contracting COVID-19

Olawale Ogunjimi
Mar 26, 2020
04:30 A.M.
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Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, teared up as they paid tribute to their colleague Larry Edgeworth, who died due to the COVID-19 virus.


The Coronavirus pandemic has hit close to home for staff and crew members of NBC, as the network announced that they had lost one of their own to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

In an emotional tribute that was shared on the Today show's official Instagram page, the network remembered their late audio technician who passed away last week.

Savannah Guthrie attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images


Today co-host Savannah Guthrie, narrated through the three-minute-long video, detailing the success which Larry Edgeworth achieved with the network and the kind of life he lived.

The video captures rare moments of Larry Edgeworth throughout his 25 years with the network, and it drew a lot of reactions from his colleagues and fans. NBC shared the video alongside the caption:

"Like so many communities, the #coronavirus has affected the NBC News family. TODAY remembers audio technician Larry Edgeworth, who passed away…"


After the video was aired on the show, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb got emotional as they each shared memories they had of their late colleague.

Savannah specifically recalled them working together in 2008, during the campaign. She spoke glowing about his dedication to work and how he always had her back no matter what.

The wife of the late audio engineer confirmed that he had other health issues.


Hoda Kotb also described the type of person Larry was, she remembered him as a very loving and caring person who always checked on others.

Hoda and Guthrie weren't the only members of the network to pay Larry a tribute. On the Friday episode of the NBC Nightly News, Leslie Holt paid tribute to the late audio engineer. In his words:

"Larry and I logged some interesting times together in some interesting places. If Larry was your sound guy, you knew you were going to be fine..."


Larry Edgeworth was a 25 year stalwart in the news division of the network. He passed away last week Thursday, and NBC News chairman Andy Lack informed his colleagues of the sad news through an email sent out on Friday.

 According to Lack, the wife of the late audio engineer confirmed that he had other health issues with which he was struggling. The news came as a rude shock to the NBC News staffers, with many of them taking to their social media to pay tribute to Edgeworth, including Savannah Guthrie.


It is yet another tragic loss as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. As the virus continues to wreak havoc, people around the world have been advised to self-isolate to protect themselves from the infection.

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