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    THE TODAY Show host Savannah Guthrie has called out guests on the show for "laughing at her." She rushed through the live segment as she tried to un-zipper a coat. 5Savannah Guthrie has called out The Beach Boys for laughing at her off-screenCredit: NBC 5She couldn't get a coat un-zipped during a fashion segmentCredit: NBC On Monday's show, Savannah led the TODAY's Best-sellers segment. She talked with a contributor about the best winter fashion. They went through sweatsuits, wrap dresses, beanies, scarves, ear warmers, boots, and finally coats. As they got to the Orolay Faux Fur Lined Hooded Coat, Savannah and the contributor opened up the coats, or at least tried to. READ MORE SAVANNAH GUTHRIEBLUE SKIES Today's Savannah Guthrie finally returns to show in stunning blue silk dressHUMBLE PIE Today's Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb spark heated debate live on air The contributor did not have trouble while Savannah could not get the coat to unzip. Laughing could be heard from behind the camera and the host spoke up and said: "The...
    THE TODAY Show host Craig Melvin has begged for answers from his co-host Sheinelle Jones as she removed her shoes on live TV. She went barefoot during a group workout session on Thursday. 5Craig Melvin asked his co-host, Sheinelle Jones, why she didn't have her shoes onCredit: NBC 5She told him that she thought they were going to be moving, but then looked around awkwardly as no one else had barefeetCredit: NBC Sheinelle introduced the segment. "It is December first. Can you believe it? Which means it's time to start a new plan for the Start Today Walking Challenge," she said. "I don't know why I'm on my toes," Sheinelle chuckled as she clapped her hands together and stood on her tip-toes. Dylan Dreyer put her arm on Sheinelle's shoulder and then the host went down flat on her feet. READ MORE TODAY SHOWCHECKING OUT Today host Craig Melvin dragged back to segment in awkward live momentSPILLING THE TEA Today's Dylan mocks co-host Craig on air as Sheinelle laughs in new video Craig looked...
    TODAY show correspondent Maggie Vespa might be saying "Oh, fudge" after nearly poisoning herself on an iconic item from the classic movie A Christmas Story. As part of her report, the NBC journalist reenacted a scene from the movie where Ralphie is punished by having his mouth washed out with soap. 5NBC correspondent Maggie Vespa was reporting live from outside of the home used in A Christmas StoryCredit: NBC 5The Today show crew cracked up at Maggie's admissionCredit: NBC Maggie was reporting live from the steps of the actual house in Cleveland where the movie was filmed. The property has since been turned into a museum honoring the 1983 release, complete with a gift shop that sells reproductions of the Lifebuoy soap Ralphie nearly choked on. In her report, Maggie reenacted the scene, putting one of the bars of soap in her own mouth. You could see the teeth marks where she chomped down on it. READ MORE TODAY SHOWSITTING IT OUT Today's Al Roker to miss Christmas Tree Lighting TV special amid illnessGONE TOMORROW Today's Matt Lauer still 'withdrawn'...
    Matt Lauer has tightened his inner circle five years after he was fired from the Today show and 'semi-slammed' by his former Today co-host Katie Couric in her memoir.  The 64-year-old former NBC News star has 'kind of withdrawn from several friendships in the last year', particularly after Couric released her 2021 memoir Going There, a source told People in an article on Monday. 'He was really upset by Katie Couric's book. She shared their private text messages and she semi-slammed him. It made him lose trust,' the insider said. Tight circle: Matt Lauer, shown in November 2017, has tightened his inner circle five years after he was fired from the Today show and 'semi-slammed' by his former Today co-host Katie Couric in her memoir The source added that Lauer's 'level of trust' has diminished in large part due to Couric's book and 'because talking to people from his past is painful.' Lauer was described by the insider as a 'semi-empty nester, not working' in 'transitional time' with his son Jack, 21, daughter Romy, 19, who are both in college, and...
    AL Roker’s wife, Deborah Roberts, has revealed why her husband's been missing from the morning show for a while now. Fans have been begging for answers after growing increasingly concerned about the host with every additional day he’s absent. 4Credit: NBC 4Credit: Getty While a few Today show hosts have taken turns being out recently, Al has consistently been missing for a couple of weeks now. Viewers have started to grow worried about the 68-year-old. Many are hoping he’s simply out on vacation, though fans can’t help but be concerned that he’s actually been out sick. Al hasn’t been very active on social media amid his show absence, only posting a few times and never about his whereabouts. Read More on Al RokerAL BE GONE When was Al Roker last seen?WHERE'S AL? Today host Al Roker misses another show and ‘worried’ fans beg for answers Unable to get answers straight from the source, fans have flocked to the weather anchor’s wife’s Instagram, as well. Deborah posted late last week about a new GMA segment she was working on for the...
    A Today Show guest has dodged an incoming fastball at her face during a live TV blunder. Former New York Giants star Eli Manning, 41, played a game of indoor pickleball with The Today Show hosts, including Dylan Dreyer, 41, and Vicky Nguyen, 43. 5Spencer Grammer ducked as a fast ball flew directly at herCredit: NBC / Twitter 5Kelsey Grammer and Eli Manning played a game against the Today show hostsCredit: NBC / Twitter Before promoting their movie Christmas in Paradise, father/daughter duo Kelsey, 67, and Spencer Grammer, 36, joined in on the fun.  Unfortunately, Spencer did not have a paddle in her hand like the others. Vicky ended up smacking the ball with her paddle and scoring a point. Spencer ducked and held up her hands as the ball nearly missed her head.  More Today ShowSTILL GOT IT Today show host honored for his ‘sexiness’ in popular awardIS HE AL-RIGHT? Today's Al Roker absent from morning show after a series of strange moments The Fraiser star noticed his daughter holding her hands up and cracked a smile. BAKING TOGETHER Recently, Dylan shared a sweet mother/son moment with...
    TODAY'S Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager have shared a significant switch up to their morning show. The duo dropped a major announcement during Monday's show. 5Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager made a major announcement on Monday's showCredit: NBC 5They revealed that they would be welcoming a studio audience next week onlyCredit: NBC At the start of The Today Show's fourth hour, the pair revealed that they would be welcoming back a studio audience. "This is not any Monday, Jenna," Hoda teased to her co-host. "No, it is not just your typical Monday because we have a big announcement," Jenna continued. The ladies glared at the camera before gushing over the highly-anticipated news. Most read in EntertainmentHEARTBROKEN Aaron Carter's baby mama sobbed when she saw bath he died in, pal revealsWHOOPS-I The View’s Whoopi forced to apologize & promises to be 'better'IS HE AL-RIGHT? Today's Al Roker absent from morning show after a series of strange momentsSHRINKING KIM Kim Kardashian's sweats almost fall right off her pin-thin waist in new pics "First of all, we've been...
    DISGRACED ex-Today host Matt Lauer has been slammed by Mindy Kaling for 'gross' behavior with show guest Anne Hathaway on live TV. The Mindy Project star addressed The Today Show incident at Elle's Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles. 5Mindy Kaling praised actor Anne Hathaway for how she handled inappropriate questions during an interview with ex-Today Show host Matt LauerCredit: Getty 5Lauer questioned Hathaway about a photo that had circulated of her that was taken before the 2017 interviewCredit: Getty Images - Getty While giving a speech at Monday's event, Kaling, 43, commended Hathaway, 38, for how she responded to an uncomfortable and unnecessary question asked by then-host Matt Lauer, 64. During the 2012 interview, Lauer questioned Hathaway about a "wardrobe malfunction" that took place during the premiere of Les Miserables. In reality, what Lauer described as a "wardrobe malfunction" was actually a choice by a photographer to aim his camera low so that he could take a photo up the Interstellar star's skirt. Kaling voiced that "from the age of 18 years old [Hathaway] has been objectified...
    TODAY star Savannah Guthrie shared an image of herself apologizing to a colleague behind the scenes. She posted the photo on her Instagram story yesterday showing her holding the shoulder of a Today Show cameraman while talking to him. 3Savannah shared an additional picture of her hugging Anthony, the NBC camera guyCredit: Instagram/Savannah Guthrie 3'Me apologizing to Anthony after almost knocking over his camera tripping on the cables,' Savannah's screen text on the photo saidCredit: Instagram/Savannah Guthrie 3The following picture on Savannah's story shows her walking on set with her head held highCredit: Getty She revealed in her post that she had almost knocked over his camera before calling herself a "klutz." "Me apologizing to Anthony after almost knocking over his camera tripping on the cables," Savannah captioned her photo. Shortly after posting that photo, Savannah shared an additional picture of her hugging the NBC camera guy, identified only as Anthony. The broadcast anchor added: "I'm sorry Anthony," with a hashtag saying "klutz life." Read more on TodayBIGGER ROLE Today show’s Al Roker announces major news about wife Deborah...
    TODAY Show host Sheinelle Jones has suffered an embarrassing slip on live TV. The co-anchor was reading a story in PopStart headlines when she made the minor slip. 5Today host Sheinelle Jones suffers slip-up during awkward moment on live morning showCredit: NBC 5The TV pro kept it moving while she was reading a story about Shaquille O'NealCredit: NBC Sheinelle, 44, was reading a story about Country star Maren Morris, meeting basketball great Shaquille O'Neal. The host explained that Maren performed at a Las Vegas charity gala hosted by Shaq. The two star posed behind the scenes showing off their vast height difference in a now viral photo. As Sheinelle was explaining the difference in their height when she made the on-air blunder. READ MORE TODAY SHOW NEWSMOM MODE Today show’s Hoda and Savannah reveal surprising way they spend commercial breaksCOME ON, DYLAN! Today show fans correct Dylan Dreyer after she uses ‘inaccurate’ phrase She said: "She's 5-foot-1, the Grammy wiener....the Grammy winner measures almost two feet shorted than the basketball legend," as she snickered and continued reading....
    THE TODAY show fans have spotted a hilarious detail behind co-host Hoda Kotb. As she reported on a hurricane in Puerto Rico, a fan outside made funny faces behind her. 5Hoda Kotb reported on a serious subject as a woman behind her made silly faces at the cameraCredit: NBC 5The co-host had no idea what was going on behind herCredit: NBC On Tuesday's show, Hoda and Craig Melvin reported from behind the desk. "President Biden pledging disaster relief for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona devastated parts of the Caribbean yesterday left millions of people without electricity," she said. The co-anchor then gave the segment over to Gabe Gutierrez, who was in Puerto Rico and saw the aftermath first hand. However, before that, it was hard for viewers to focus on what Hoda was saying because of someone in the background. READ MORE HODA KOTBNOT TODAY Today's Hoda & Savannah slammed for reaction during somber reporting assignmentCRY AGAIN Today's Hoda Kotb admits she ‘sobbed’ as she watched live TV moment As the 58-year-old remained professional...
    CRAIG Melvin has shared a cryptic post that has fans fearing he is leaving NBC's TODAY Show. The morning show co-host teased his involvement in a new venture. 5Craig Melvin has fans worried he's leaving TODAYCredit: Getty 5TODAY hots Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda KotbCredit: Getty Craig, who used to be an anchor at WRC in Washington, D.C., posted a photo on his Instagram page promoting the station's new afternoon lineup. In between ads for The Kelly Clarkson Show at 2 and local news at 4 was a new show, apparently featuring the 43-year-old journalist: An afternoon version of Dateline. "DC, it’ll be like old times next week. Looking forward to Dateline in daytime," he captioned the ad. While it's not clear if the new show will be live or taped, many fans instantly wondered what this means for his future with TODAY. READ MORE TODAY SHOWPROPS TO YOU! Hoda & Savannah give sad ‘farewell’ to fellow member of show'SHAKE THINGS UP' Today correspondent leaves the show and NBC network after six...
    TODAY stars Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie said an emotional 'farewell' to Ray Lutz, who supported the show behind the scenes. Amid a busy news day, the hosts took a moment to share kind words. 5Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie said an emotional goodbye on TodayCredit: NBC 5The cast said goodbye to Ray Lutz, who did props for the show for many yearsCredit: NBC While much of Thursday's show focused on the sad news that Queen Elizabeth III had died, Hoda, 58, and Savannah, 50, made sure to take a moment to recognize someone important to the show. "He spent 15 years with us," Hoda said while photos of Ray showed on screen. She and her costars revealed that their humble co-star did not want to be on camera, but they wanted to "pay tribute" to him anyway. Savannah chimed in: "He's incredible. He can do it all. Let's say everything is sold out at the store. Let's say the stores are closed. Let's say we're like, 'You know what we need right now? A badminton racquet.' You...
    THE Today Show is looking for a new correspondent, after the sudden loss of Jo Ling Kent. The business and technology correspondent has announced that she has officially left the show. 5Jo Ling Kent (right) snaps a selfie with her Today show co-starsCredit: Twitter/@jolingkent 5The correspondent has been with the show for six yearsCredit: Getty Jo, 38, shared her decision to move on via tweet. "This summer I took a big leap and decided to leave NBC News after 6 amazing years as business/tech correspondent. "What a privilege + honor to be part of an *incredible* team of journalists, but it was time for me + my family. "Ready to shake things up, excited about the future!" READ MORE TODAY SHOWMAKING MOVES Today's Savannah reveals major career news as fans think host's quitting showMUSICAL CHAIRS Today reveals new seating assignments on Hoda & Savannah's first day back While she has yet to announce what that future entails, many of Jo's current and former co-workers wished her well. Sunday Today Show host Willie Geist shared: "We miss you, Jo!...
    TODAY’S Savannah Guthrie has shared a heart-warming picture of her co-stars but Hoda Kotb was missing from the snap. Guthrie, 50, was front and center on the morning show last week while Kotb was absent as she marked her 58th birthday. 4Savannah Guthrie shared a snap of her NBC co-stars but Hoda Kotb was missingCredit: Instagram/savannahguthrie 4Kotb was missing from the Today show last weekCredit: NBC Rumors have swirled for months that claim Guthrie and Kotb are embroiled in a feud backstage. Guthrie shared a picture of herself and NBC stars Craig Melvin, Jacob Soboroff, and Dylan Dreyer alongside the American rapper Jack Harlow. The host included the tag: “Friyay” as she captioned the picture. Some fans noticed that Kotb was missing from the picture as they alluded to the rift rumors in the comments section of the post. read more on savannah guthrieNOT TODAY Savannah Guthrie shares photo of REAL skin without TV makeup after she oversleptTARDY TODAY Today's Savannah 'showing NBC who is the REAL boss' in diva move amid Hoda feud Last week, Guthrie shared a series...
    HODA Kotb has finally responded to rumors that she and TODAY co-star Savannah Guthrie are feuding and fans are shocked. The longtime daytime TV host's post has created some chatter about her future on the show. 5Hoda Kotb shared a sweet post about Savannah Guthrie "just because"Credit: NBC 5The post showed the pair locked in an embrace amid rumors of a feud between themCredit: Instagram On Saturday, Hoda, 58, took to social media to share a sweet post about Savannah, 50, "Just because." The TV star posted an Instagram photo of herself and her fellow host locked in an embrace. Savannah's back is facing the camera in the snap, and Hoda appears to be all smiles. Her caption read: "Just because-- and thank you!!! It was absolutely perfect!! Xoxoox." More on HodaTARDY TODAY Today's Savannah 'showing NBC who is the REAL boss' in diva move amid Hoda feudTHE REAL DEAL Today's Hoda Kotb's 'true personality' & behavior behind-the-scenes revealed Fans were thrilled to see the sweet post and made it known in the comments. One wrote: "Sick...
    TODAY fans have expressed their feelings about Pete Williams' retirement from NBC after nearly 30 years on the network. The News Justice Correspondent had an emotional farewell during Friday's broadcast. 5Fans got emotional after the Today show gave a farewell to its longtime reporterCredit: NBC 5Pete Williams retired after nearly 30 years with the networkCredit: NBC Pete's colleagues gave him an emotional sendoff on Today with a video highlighting the journalists' impressive almost three decades with the network. The clip showed some of Pete's biggest breaking news stories and some kind words from co-workers, including Today show host Savannah Guthrie. Following the video, Pete virtually enjoyed a champagne toast with Savannah, her co-host, Hoda Kotb, and other colleagues. "I'm just so proud to have been part of his organization," Pete said on TODAY. Read More on Today showRIFT RUMBLES ON? Today show fans support Hoda Kotb after she says she needs 'suit of armor'GOING STRONG Savannah Guthrie's TODAY career explained "I grew up watching David Brinkley and Chet Huntley back when I was growing up in...
    TODAY host Savannah Guthrie has called out Craig Melvin for snubbing her during their live show on Friday. Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer has been forced to intervene in order to end the awkward moment on air. 4Credit: NBC 4Credit: NBC As Today co-hosts Savannah and Craig went back and forth with some banter during Friday’s show, the conversation ending up turning a bit uncomfortable for the duo. It all started after they cut to NBC correspondent Jesse Kirsch, who was reporting from Philadelphia at the top of the Rocky steps in a short-sleeve shirt. He was there to report on the high temperatures amid the latest heat wave. When it was time for the cameras to switch back to the studio, Craig joked as he said goodbye to the T-shirt-wearing Jesse: “Sun’s out, guns out, Jesse Kirsch!” Read More on The Today ShowAVOIDING SAVANNAH? Today's Hoda disappears from show just as co-host Savannah returns'PLEASE STOP' Today fans blast Savannah for ‘interrupting’ after she CUTS OFF Carson Daly He then went on to use that same phrase as the best way to...
    Singer Macy Gray is accusing NBC’s Today show of refusing to allow her band to wear T-Shirts with the slogan “Free Brittney Griner” on them during Thursday’s broadcast. Gray’s keyboardist, Billy Wes, was seen entering the studios on Thursday morning wearing one of the T-Shirts. Still, when the segment aired, neither he nor his bandmates wore the shirts calling for Russia to release the WNBA player from jail, the New York Post reported. “They made me turn it inside out. They said I couldn’t wear it, so I had to turn it outside out. But y’all know what time it is: free Brittney,” the musician said. Today show blocked Macy Gray, band from wearing Free Brittney Griner shirts, singer claims https://t.co/xrOyvxdlE6 pic.twitter.com/vPFCCXGMAa — New York Post (@nypost) July 8, 2022 Gray added that the network’s decision to ban the shirt “really bummed me out.” “We wanted to wear them on the show, and they said no because I guess something happened,” Gray said. Gray added that she does not think the Griner situation is a political issue. “I don’t think...
    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News is branching out from covering top stories to performing a theatrical reading. “Today” show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will be among the readers of “Murder in Studio One,” planned to be read before an audience on April 27 and released later on a podcast through Audible, Inc. Al Roker, Craig Melvin and Jenna Bush Hager will also be among the dozen NBC News hosts performing, it was announced on Monday. They’ll read the murder mystery on the afternoon of April 27 at the Minetta Lane Theater in New York. Ticket sales benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, NBC said. Audible has recorded other theatrical performances, starring actors like John Lithgow, Billy Crudup, Alan Cumming, Kate Mulgrew and Carey Mulligan. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    THE TODAY Show has been on the air since 1952 and has had many hosts over the years. There are multiple hosts on The TODAY Show that rotate each hour on NBC. 3The TODAY Show has been on the air on NBC for decades and has multiple hostsCredit: NBC Who are the hosts of The TODAY Show? The TODAY Show has multiple hosts for the daytime news and talk show on NBC. Below is a closer look at some of TODAY's top hosts: Savannah Guthrie Guthrie, 50, is one of the co-anchor of TODAY who also serves as NBC News' chief legal correspondent. She first joined as co-host of the third hour in June 2011. Read more on The US SunLAST REPORT Craig Melvin breaks down as he makes huge announcement on his future'IT FEELS SO GOOD' NBC's Today Meteorologist Al Roker's net worth revealed She has interviewed many notable figures from then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Mark Zuckerberg. Hoda Kotb Kotb, 57, is a synonymous name and face when it comes to...
    LONGTIME news anchor Craig Melvin was praised by fans on his last day at MSNBC ahead of his move to focus on the Today show. The network will be bringing in temporary hosts for Melvin's 11am segment, Craig Melvin Reports, until they find a permanent replacement for him. 2Longtime news anchor Craig Melvin celebrated his last day at MSNBC on Thursday 2Craig Melvin has been with MSNBC for more than a decadeCredit: The Mega Agency An MSNBC representative confirmed the beloved anchor's departure on March 14. Melvin has been with MSNBC for more than a decade. In addition to his work on Craig Melvin Reports and Today, he has worked as a weekday anchor and co-host of NBC's Saturday Today. Melvin also hosts Dateline, the syndicated version of NBC's true-crime series. Read more on Craig MelvinMELVIN ON Inside Craig Melvin's career as MSNBC anchor makes major move to leave network'YOU'RE WRONG' Today host Craig Melvin slammed after he rips Will Smith over his 'rage' After graduating from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Melvin began his career in a news anchor position at WIS...
    CRAIG Melvin, longtime MSNBC anchor, is making a major move and leaving the network to focus on the Today show. He will remain on NBC’s Today as a news anchor and continue to co-host Today’s Third Hour at 9am on weekday mornings. 3Craig Melvin is leaving MSNBC's 11am hourCredit: Instagram/@craigmelvinnbc 3He will remain on NBC’s Today as a news anchorCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Melvin has been with the network since 2011Credit: Splash News The news was confirmed by an MSNBC representative March 14. Melvin will remain in the 11am slot until, March 31, the Los Angeles Times reports. Currently, MSNBC's 11am hour is called Craig Melvin Reports. The network will bring in temporary hosts for that slot until they find a permanent replacement for Melvin, according to reports. Melvin has been with MSNBC for more than a decade. READ MORE CRAIG MELVIN STORIES'YOU'RE WRONG' Today host Craig Melvin slammed after he rips Will Smith over his 'rage'CAREER MOTIVATED What to know about Craig Melvin leaving MSNBC He joined the network in 2011 from the Washington DC affiliate. In addition...
    "I then went to my original photo, on the sites that they could access to license the photo, and compared it and immediately saw a difference," she explained. Denhoff said that she had been "following the news to see how my images have been used to tell Lia's story" when she discovered the jarring edit. "To me, it definitely seems like something was going on with the airbrushing/noise reduction of all of Lia's photos in this segment," she explained. "My photo that they licensed was an authentic photo. I'm surprised and disappointed that Today altered my image of Lia for this particular news segment."What did NBC say?TheBlaze reached out to NBC for comment, but the network did not respond.
    CRAIG Melvin has been an anchor on the Today’s show since 2018. The journalist will be stepping back from his MSNBC position as of March 31, 2022. 3Melvin hails from South Carolina and got his start working in journalism at an NBC affiliateCredit: Getty Images Who is Today show anchor Craig Melvin? Craig Melvin, 42, is an American journalist and anchor at NBC News and MSNBC. He hails from Columbia, South Carolina and got his start in journalism when he began working at NBC-affiliate WIS-TV. In 2008, he left WIS-TV and joined NBC's WRC-TV station in Washington, D.C., where he anchored the weekend evening newscasts. Melvin left that post three years later and landed a job at MSNBC as a daytime anchor while also contributing to NBC News as a reporter. The journalist became a permanent co-host of Today Third Hour a year after being named a Today show anchor in 2018. He is also the author of Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father, which discusses fatherhood, addiction, resiliency. Read More on The US SunHODA PRESS All you...
    YouTube Former NBC personality Billy Bush is reportedly “livid” after he was left out of a 12-minute video that aired Monday to commemorate 70 years of the Today show. The network celebrated seven decades of Today, and showed a lot of familiar faces from throughout the years in a tribute video last Friday. Matt Lauer made the cut, despite his 2017 firing from NBC over allegations of sexual misconduct. Bush, who was fired by NBC a week after the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape, was not featured. The New York Post reported: Lauer, who was ousted from NBC in 2017 amid accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, appeared briefly a few times in the video — including one snippet of Lauer on 9/11 and another reporting from Egypt, standing in front of the Sphinx wearing khaki shorts and shades. “Billy was livid they included everyone except him,” a source close to Bush said. “When they chose to include Matt Lauer — who was accused of anally raping a young staff member while on a work trip — but chose not to...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Ten years ago Thursday morning, I was bundled up on the iconic plaza of Rockefeller Center interviewing devotees of the "Today" show. I remember meeting a mother and daughter who took a red-eye flight from Salt Lake City just to be there, on the outside of the studio looking in, for the 60th birthday of their favorite show. They gave me something that's indispensable in media: A fan's-eye-view.Fast forward ten years, and "Today" is about to televise another party, this time for its 70th birthday. It will be more subdued this time, owing to Covid-19 restrictions and changing consumer habits. The "Today" show's highest-rated days seem to be long gone. Yet it is still a hugely profitable piece of NBC News and an important institution for NBCUniversal as a whole."Today" invented the very idea of morning television, spurring rivals like "GMA" and "CBS Mornings" and at least a dozen rise-and-shine shows on cable.Nowadays, TV networks and streaming services...
    Katie Couric will promote her bombshell memoir on the "Today" show — despite slamming a number of former co-stars and producers, Page Six can reveal. Couric, who co-anchored the NBC flagship morning show for 15 years alongside disgraced Matt Lauer, will appear on October 19. Her appearance comes after we revealed that CBS scrapped Couric’s planned appearance on "This Morning" with Gayle King after learning that Couric had slammed the network in her new tome, "Going There." KATIE COURIC BANNED FROM PROMOTING BOOK ON CBS AFTER LANDING INTERVIEW WITH GAYLE KING: REPORT Couric will join Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb in Studio 1A, where she sat in the hot seat from 1991 until 2006. A TV source said: "With all the fuss surrounding the book, it will be interesting to hear from Katie herself on TV." Insiders mooted that Couric would likely have gone on CBS after her NBC interview. TODAY -- Matt Lauer's 20th Anniversary Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Katie Couric and anchor Matt Lauer on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via...
    Something odd happened on NBC’s TODAY show when an apparent streaker managed to get himself caught on the studio’s background camera feed. The show was coming back from commercials at one point on Monday when Craig Melvin was commenting on a “naked runner.” Sure enough, a man ran by the live feeds behind the anchor desk, and Savannah Guthrie called it out. “What are you doing!?” Melvin yelled. “Get your clothes on” added Hoda Kotb. The situation plunged into disarray and TODAY swiftly went back into commercials. Watch above, via NBC. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's "Today" show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87. His successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed the news. No further details were released. "He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit," Roker wrote on Instagram. "Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him." "He played such an outsized role in my life and was as warm and loving and generous off-camera as he was on," Katie Couric tweeted. Scott began his 65-year career at NBC as an entry-level page at an affiliate station in Washington, D.C., and rose to become the weather forecaster on the network's flagship morning show for more than three decades. His trademark was giving on-air birthday greetings to viewers who turned 100 years old by putting their faces on Smucker's jelly jars and delivering...
    NEW YORK - Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's Today show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87.  His successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed the news. No further details were released.  "He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit," Roker wrote on Instagram. "Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him."  "He played such an outsized role in my life and was as warm and loving and generous off-camera as he was on," Katie Couric tweeted.   Scott began his 65-year career at NBC as an entry-level page at an affiliate station in Washington and rose to become the weather forecaster on the network's flagship morning show for more than three decades. His trademark was giving on-air birthday greetings to viewers who turned 100 years old by putting their faces on Smucker's jelly jars...
    The most impossible-to-assemble Ikea products Best photos from Week 1 of the 2021 college football season NEW YORK (AP) — Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. He was 87. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, former "Today" show weatherman Willard Scott attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died at age 78. Al Roker, his successor on the morning news show, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 2021, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) His successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family. An NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed the news. No further details were released. “He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit,” Roker wrote on...
    Willard Scott, the longtime weatherman on NBC's "Today" show, has died. He was 87. "Today" confirmed the death with an obituary on its website Saturday after the show's current weather anchor Al Roker announced the news on Instagram. Willard Scott, weathercaster on the NBC "Today" television program, appears on the show in New York Tuesday, July 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) "He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit," Roker wrote. "Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him." Scott joined the "Today" show in 1980 and kicked off the tradition of wishing happy birthday to fans turning 100, according to NBC. He was also known for dressing up in costume while reading the weather. After Roker replaced him on the show in the mid-1990s, he continued to fill in before officially retiring in 2015. Michael Ruiz is a U.S. and World Reporter for Fox News.
    Willard Scott, the legendary weatherman who was a mainstay on NBC's Today Show in the 1980s, has died. He was 87. Scott's close friend and protégé Al Roker confirmed his death on Saturday, writing in a touching tribute: 'We lost a beloved member of our [Today Show] family this morning.'  'Willard Scott passed peacefully at the age of 87 surrounded by family, including his daughters Sally and Mary and his lovely wife, Paris,' Roker wrote. 'He was truly my second dad and am where I am today because of his generous spirit. Willard was a man of his times, the ultimate broadcaster. There will never be anyone quite like him,' added Roker. Al Roker confirmed Willard Scott's death on Saturday, paying tribute to his 'second dad'. The two NBC weathermen are seen together above Scott spent 16 years as the top weatherman on Today, before partially retiring in 1996, when Roker took over. He was known for his zany on-air antics, effusive personality, and insistence on wishing his viewers a happy birthday on national television when they turned 100.  Scott,...
    Willard ScottLawrence Lucier | FilmMagic | Getty Images Willard Scott — the legendary TODAY weatherman known for his exuberant personality and launching the tradition of celebrating fans who reached the century mark — died this week, TODAY's Al Roker has confirmed. He was 87 years old. Scott, who joined TODAY in 1980, may have been best known for wishing happy birthday to fans turning 100, a feature that soared in popularity over the years, with images of centenarians appearing on Smucker's jelly jars while Scott recognized them in front of millions of viewers. Scott, who began his 65-year career with NBC as a page at the affiliate station in Washington, D.C., in 1950, would also do his forecasts on the road, delighting locals with his unflagging charm. ''I just love people,'' he told The New York Times in 1987. ''A lot of speakers on the talk circuit leave right afterward. I do a lot of shmoozing. I'm like a dog. You just open the door and I go, 'rrrr, rrrr,' and then I lick everybody's face.'' More from TODAY:Biden orders...
    NBC Today's star anchors have shared of their joy of being in Japan for the Olympics, despite Covid preventing them from roaming freely around Tokyo. Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin have been largely confined to their hotel which houses their fifth-floor balcony studio overlooking Tokyo Bay and the city's very own Statue of Liberty. The fourth host Hoda Kotb has been able to report from the gymnastics competition but is also compelled to return to NBC's hotel base to ensure their staff remain safe. The most the team of four have been able to see of the sprawling city is from an open top bus tour afforded them by local officials and sushi that has been provided at a special sitting inside their hotel. Only Savannah has been to Tokyo before in her previous role as a White House correspondent for NBC, while Al feels a little bit more at home as one of his three children, is working alongside him for NBC in Japan. Today show hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, and Craig Melvin...
    THE TODAY show morns the loss of one of their own. Colleagues of Ric Romo refer to him as "the most-loved person in the newsroom." Who was Today show producer Ric Romo? For over 30 years, Ric Romo was a west coast news producer on the TODAY show. He joined the NBC family back in 1979 and has been there ever since. Throughout his time with NBC, Ric covered stories from the O.J. Simpson trial back in 1995, to red carpet events, and West Coast earthquakes. His work on the red carpet also led him to have some famous friends including the late Hollywood great Fred Astaire, who was an actor and dancer. When did Ric Romo pass away? The TODAY show revealed on Monday, June 28, 2021 that Ric had passed away over the weekend at the age of 62. “He was a great storyteller; he was incredibly funny. Ric knew everybody on the NBC lot — they knew him — he knew the security guards and all the way up to Johnny...
    SAVANNAH Guthrie has long been a staple on NBC's The TODAY Show. And recently, she celebrated her anniversary on the long-running morning show. 5Ten years with Today How long has Savannah Guthrie been on the TODAY show? On June 7, 2021, Savannah Guthrie celebrated 10 years on The TODAY Show. She first joined the show as an anchor on TODAY's third hour in 2011. In 2012, she became the co-anchor of the flagship TODAY Show. Prior to her TODAY gig, Guthrie was a White House correspondent and chief legal correspondent for NBC News. 5Former White House correspondentCredit: Getty She celebrated her ten-year anniversary with a smile and good memories. "I can't believe it's been 10 years!" she said. "I feel so much gratitude." Who is Savannah Guthrie? Born in Melbourne, Australia, Savannah Guthrie moved to Arizona with her family at a young age. 5A native of AustraliaCredit: NBC She's a graduate of the University of Arizona, and received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. In fact, Guthrie is a licensed lawyer and scored first place...
    SAVANNAH Guthrie celebrated 10 years on the Today show with a sentimental surprise visit from her children and husband on live TV. The NBC correspondent has conducted interviews with high-profile people such as former President Donald Trump Jr., Mark Zuckerberg, and Hillary Clinton throughout the years. 12Savannah Guthrie has spent 10 years on the Today showCredit: NBC Savannah, 49, rang in a decade on the Today show with an emotional visit from family. In a surprise moment, the broadcast journalist was surprised with her two children, Charles, four, and Vale, six, alongside her husband Michael Feldman, 52. The TV personality's family joined her on-stage alongside her co-hosts Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, and Carson Daly. "Now all my dreams came true," Savannah gushed tearfully, adding: "Thank you so much. Guys, now my whole family is here!" 12Her husband and children surprised her during Monday's episodeCredit: NBC 12She was overjoyed to see her familyCredit: NBC 12The mother of two was teary-eyed over the surpriseCredit: NBC "Look at your man here, getting all teary-eyed," Hoda added, as the communications consultant also...
    Lily James has canceled a planned appearance on the “Today” show after being pictured cavorting with married co-star Dominic West, Page Six is told. James was slated to appear live on the third hour of the NBC show on Monday to promote her new Netflix drama “Rebecca,” alongside co-star Armie Hammer. An NBC source confirmed that James and Hammer had canceled their “Today” show interview. The British actress, 31, who has the lead role in the adaption of Daphne du Maurier’s famous novel, was then due to continue her week of promotion with a spot on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” on Thursday. It’s not yet known whether she’ll still appear. James was still slated to appear on the “Today” show when Page Six reached out to NBC sources on Friday, but she pulled out over the weekend, we’re told. James was pictured canoodling with West — who plays her dad in a new BBC drama — during a two-day trip to Rome, where they shared a suite in the posh Hotel De La Ville. As we revealed, they were also...
    Old footage has resurfaced of the hilarious moment then-rookie journalist Michelle Kosinski was caught short during a canoe segment for NBC's Today Show, as it emerges the UK's former ambassador to the US was investigated over suspicions he passed White House secrets to her during an affair. This week it was revealed that Britain's former ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch, 66, was investigated over an alleged affair with Kosinski, 46, who at the time was a reporter for CNN.  Suspicions were raised among US officials after a series of articles by Kosinski detailed highly-sensitive insider information about the Trump administration.  A Department of Justice probe later cleared Darroch of wrongdoing and he has denied leaking any stories to the journalist. But this isn't the first time Kosinski has got into hot water over her reporting.  Old footage has resurfaced of the hilarious moment then-rookie journalist Michelle Kosinski was caught short during NBC's Today Show, as it emerges the UK's former ambassador to the US was investigated over suspicions he passed White House secrets to her during an affair ...
    DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts enjoyed a sweet virtual reunion with his former NBC colleagues on Monday morning as he joined Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie to celebrate the season four launch of the Emmy Award-winning news show.  Thomas, 47, who worked as an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, the Today show, and NBC Nightly News, joined Savannah, 48, and Hoda, 56, to give a sneak peek into some of the biggest stories that will air on DailyMailTV in the coming days, as the show kicks off its fourth season.  Speaking to his former colleagues and friends via video link, Thomas shared his excitement at joining the show, while sharing some fond memories with the Today hosts.  Celebration: DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts joined Today on Monday morning to kick of season four of the Emmy Award-winning show Reunion: The 47-year-old TV host was given a very warm welcome by his former NBC colleagues, who shared their excitement over the show's season four premiere  Sneak peek: Thomas shared some insight into a few of the most exciting...
    Over 800 nurses in Chicago hospital strike over failed contract negotiations Watch: Citadel punter Matt Campbell with biggest fail of 2020 college football season Ann Curry Says Today Show Firing Still Hurts 8 Years Later: I Know I Did Nothing Wrong Eight years after Ann Curry made her exit from Today, the journalist is still asking questions about her abrupt firing from the NBC morning show. © Provided by People Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty In a new interview for Elle's September issue, Curry, 63, revealed that her departure from the show "still hurts." "I still don't really understand," she said about her firing from the show. “I know I did nothing wrong. I know I was good at my job." After barely a year of co-hosting Today with Matt Lauer, Curry left the NBC morning show in 2012 — an ordeal that was rumored to have been caused in part to a lack of “chemistry” with Lauer. At the time, there were also reports claiming he had played a part in forcing Curry out. © Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Ann Curry exited...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Two frontline nurses from Astoria shared their love with the world as they tied the knot during a live wedding ceremony on NBC’s TODAY show on June 25.  Vanessa Baral, 27, a float nurse from Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, and Herwyn Silva, 28, a nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital, were married by TODAY co-anchor and ordained minister Hoda Kotb as the couple’s coworkers held watch parties for the ceremony at both hospitals.  Baral’s LIJ Forest Hills coworkers celebrate the couple’s nuptial. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health) Silva’s coworkers at Lenox Hill Hospital cheer on the newlyweds. (Photo courtesy of Northwell Health) NBC is sending the newlywed couple to Fiji for their honeymoon.  “It definitely caught us by surprise. We still can’t believe it and we’re still processing it,” the couple told QNS. “We went back to work and everyone said, ‘You’re going to Fiji!’ We are definitely in disbelief and excited to take a trip next year.’”  NBC had contacted Lenox...
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