A new “Today” has arrived amid a quest for a different tomorrow.
Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are currently co-anchoring NBC’s morning show with miles between them as the world grapples with a global pandemic and a fight for racial equality following the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25.
How are they handling anchoring days of history-making news while being physically separated as a result of COVID-19?
Kotb, 55, appears from Studio 1A at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. Guthrie, 48, began working from her residence a few hours away in upstate New York in March, when she experienced a mild sore throat and runny nose. “There may come a time where maybe I’ll come in for part of the week, but I don’t want to be gone so long that I don’t see my kids for five days,” she says.
Both are unsure of when they’ll be reunited in person.
Guthrie acknowledges “our whole show is different” right now and “essentially geared toward” the health crisis and societal upheaval after the death of Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.
Both recognize how momentous the present is.
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