VIDEO: TODAY's Savannah Guthrie Begins Maternity Leave with Big Send-Off
"I'm so excited," gushed TODAY show anchor Savannah Guthrie as she said good bye to the morning show to begin her official maternity leave. "Everyone's warned me about the no-sleep situation so I'm mentally prepared." Check out the show's big send-off below!
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The fourth hour of 'Today,' hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, has been hailed as "appointment television" by Entertainment Weekly, "uproarious and irresistible" by People magazine, and "Today's happy hour" by USA Today. With their undeniable chemistry and wit, Kathie Lee and Hoda bring viewers a fresh lively show each morning that always gets people talking.
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