Savannah Guthrie made her official debut as Today show co-anchor Monday, 11 days after Ann Curry's tearful exit.
"It truly is a new day around here," co-host Matt Lauer said in introducing her. "I'm pleased to be sharing this new day with Savannah Guthrie, who after several years of playing a great role on this program, takes a step forward this morning and joins us as co-anchor of Today."
Getting to know Today's Savannah Guthrie
"It's a thrill and an honor to be here," Guthrie said.
Neither mentioned Curry, who left the show on June 28 after a year in the co-host seat.
Ann Curry tearfully announces her Today exit
Later in the morning, Guthrie was treated to a bottle of champagne and a surprise visit by her favorite singer Shawn Colvin
. "Oh, my God! I love you!" Guthrie told Colvin. "I can't believe this!"
Watch Guthrie's debut below.
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