Savannah Guthrie Wiki: 5 Facts To Know About The ‘Today Show’ Anchor

Savannah Guthrie, one of America’s best news anchors and a journalist is on the rise. Read on to know some amazing facts and about her net worth.

Savannah Guthrie’s early life

Savannah Clark Guthrie, who was born on December 27, 1971, in Melbourne, Australia, was named after her great-grandmother. Her family was placed at Melbourne as her father was assigned work in Australia. At two years of age, her family moved back to Tuscon, Arizona. She completed her graduation from Amphitheater High School in Tuscon. In 1993, Guthrie completed her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She took a break in her education and then completed her Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown University Law Center in the year 2002. Guthrie has admitted that she has not been a star student right from the start, but she became one and secured the second place in the Arizona Bar Exam.

Fact 1. Savannah Guthrie, a journalist and a lawyer

Savannah Guthrie got her first job in broadcasting as a journalist at ABC, in Columbia, Missouri. After two years with ABC, she returned to Tuscon with a job offer from NBC in 1995. Guthrie has covered major stories while she was working with WRC-TV, Washington. She has even done cover stories like September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon and much more. After working for a while she has resumed her high education in Law in 2002. She has then worked with CourtTv and covered high-profile legal proceedings. Guthrie has covered major proceedings like the abduction and murder trial of Carlie Brucia, Martha Stewart case, and even the Michael Jackson case.

Fact 2: Savannah Guthrie suffers from ranidaphobia

Guthrie, the 46-year-old journalist and a mother of two, has an unusual phobia of frogs. This came out in 2011 on her ‘Today’ Show segment with Guthrie jumping every time a frog came near her when a game show ‘frog-jumping jubilee’ was conducted. Guthrie was also found yelling at her co-host Matt Lauer to not bring the frog near her. In another ‘Today’ Show segment Guthrie was pleading Al Roker not to bring the frog close to her. The talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, took full advantage of Guthrie’s frog phobia and tossed a rubber frog on her lap during the talk show. Guthrie freaked out on the show and her eyes were terrified with fear not knowing that it was a fake frog.

Fact 3: Savannah Guthrie is a co-author

One of the leading news anchors Savannah Guthrie and educator Allison Oppenheim have penned down a book “Princesses Wear Pants”. It is a children’s book in which they have narrated a fairy tale with a twist. In their book “Princesses Wear Pants”, they have taken power over fashion. The book “Princesses Wear Pants” was published in September 2017 and has got a lot of positive critics. Guthrie’s second book along with her friend Allison Oppenheim is “Princesses Save the World”. It is yet to be released and it is expected to be released this year. Hope “Princesses Save the World” also gets a good applaud from the fans of “Princesses Wear Pants”.

Fact 4: NBC news anchor and Today Show co-anchor

NBC News Anchor

In September 2007, the journalist Guthrie joined hands with NBC News as a correspondent. In 2008, Guthrie covered Sarah Palin’s vice presidential race. Guthrie was then named as the White House Correspondent for NBC News. Guthrie was one of the best NBC news anchors and she was also the substitute News anchor for NBC Nightly News. Guthrie has anchored “NBC Nightly News” the most watched Evening news broadcast on many occasions replacing Williams.

Today Show Co-Anchor

Guthrie has made a great contribution to keeping her morning show the “Today” at the top ratings. It is mostly because of her nitty-gritty interview tactic. Guthrie gets to the core of the issue. Guthrie has the guts to ask that one question which will never be asked and looks for answers in her live show. You will never know what will happen on her live show. She is a weekday anchor alongside Hoda Kotb and Al Roker. Recently, Guthrie was on maternity leave but then she has joined the “Today” show four days earlier. Apparently, her team wanted her back at the earliest.

Fact 5: Slammed on Twitter for breastfeeding comment

In August 2001, in a “Today” show segment, Guthrie compared breastfeeding in public to using the restroom in public. This created a huge controversy for her and people started slamming her for comment about breastfeeding. Guthrie was flooded with hate comments. Many mom bloggers and advocates slammed her all over the internet which caused a Twitter assault on the show “Today”.

Savannah Guthrie’s net worth

Savannah Guthrie must be making pretty pennies and a good net worth with being a talk show host, a news anchor and she has also played as herself in the movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! in the year 2015. Guthrie must have also increased her net worth by writing children’s book last year. Guthrie’s exact net worth is not known but it is estimated to be around 2 million dollars. It might perk a bit more as there might be a lot of other inclusions in her contracts like travel, makeup, accessories and much more. But it is roughly estimated that her net worth is around 2 million. But it is expected to increase when put along with her husband Michael Feldman, a communication consultant and a political adviser.