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'Today' Show's Savannah Guthrie Explains What Faith Means to Her

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 22, 2020
10:40 A.M.
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In a recent interview with the New York Times, broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie, the main co-anchor of "Today," said that faith is essential to her.

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Savannah Guthrie told the outlet that she is consistently mindful of not being the center of the universe. Having faith, she added, actually causes one to know their place in the world. Guthrie went on to say that she truly values faith and that she finds it endlessly interesting.

"Believing in God, loving God, believing in a compassionate God, just absolutely spreads through everything I feel and the way I look at the world," the 48-year-old explained.

Savannah Guthrie attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

Savannah Guthrie attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

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Guthrie's father died from a heart attack when she was only 16 years old, according to The List. Her mother, Nancy, then worked in public relations for the University of Arizona to raise Guthrie and her two siblings.

Luckily, Guthrie and her sister Annie were able to attend the University of Arizona tuition-free. In 1993, Guthrie graduated with her degree in journalism with flying colors.

 Savannah Guthrie attends 2017 Matrix Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on April 24, 2017 | Photo: GettyImages

Savannah Guthrie attends 2017 Matrix Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on April 24, 2017 | Photo: GettyImages

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She then moved to Butte, Montana, and worked as an anchor on a local television station. Just ten days later, the station closed down, so Guthrie was forced to return to their home in Tucson, Arizona because she no longer had a job.

But she did not despair and looked for a job again. Luckily, she immediately found a career as a reporter and anchor in Columbia, Missouri. For the next two years, she concentrated on legal journalism.

She decided to quit journalism and sought after a profession in law.

Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman attend the Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Party at Washington Hilton on April 30, 2016 | Photo: GettyImages

Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman attend the Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' Dinner Pre-Party at Washington Hilton on April 30, 2016 | Photo: GettyImages

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In 1995, the journalist worked at an NBC affiliate in her hometown. After five years, she received an offer with a big market Washington D.C. affiliate.

However, Guthrie later realized that her career in broadcast news was insufficient at that point. She decided to quit journalism and sought after a profession in law.

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After receiving the highest score on the Arizona bar, she specialized in white-collar criminal defense for a year. In 2019, she revealed during a commencement speech she made to the class at George Washington University that she decided to quit her legal career to return to journalism.

Guthrie was offered the role of "Today" co-host in 2012, and she has been with the show ever since. From 2005 to 2009, Guthrie was married to BBC journalist Mark Orchard.

In 2014, Guthrie exchanged her wedding vows with media consultant Mike Feldman. Guthrie and Orchard have two children together, daughter Vale and son Charley.

On November 8, Guthrie took to social media to share adorable photos of herself cuddling with her two lovely kids. In the sweet snaps, Vale and Charley are seen sitting atop their mother's lap on the couch.

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