It looks like Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb’s alleged feud is just heating up. In 2018, Kotb joined Guthrie as a co-host on the NBC show Today, and together they made history as the first all-female duo to host on the network’s news program, according to CNBC. “This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made and I’m so thrilled,” Guthrie said on the Today show. “You’re a partner and a friend and a sister and I’m so happy to do that,” she added.
However, over the past few months, fans have noticed some apparent tension between the ladies during their on-air interactions. And to make matters worse, multiple production-related sources on the Today show have confirmed what many had suspected all along. Guthrie and Kotb “can’t stand each other,” an insider told The US Sun. The source also claimed Guthrie sees himself as “a real news person.”
Though neither lady has commented on any rumors or even denied allegations of an ongoing feud, Guthrie’s recent actions suggest she’s trying to make a bold statement.
Savannah Guthrie tries to prove to NBC who’s in charge
According to Page Six, co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed to her viewers on the “Today” show that she appeared to have overslept and almost didn’t make it in time, having arrived at the studio just 20 minutes before her scheduled on-air. While that usually sounds like an honest mistake that could happen to anyone, multiple television sources told the outlet that tying it to the network was actually a deliberate move on Guthrie’s part.
“She shows them who’s boss and that they can’t do the show without her,” the insider told Page Six. The source claims it’s almost impossible for something like this to happen because she has a driver who’s supposed to pick her up at 4am every day. “If Savannah doesn’t show up for work, the entire NBC News squad is dispatched to find out where she is,” they added. This comes as rumors continue to swirl that the anchors are having trouble getting along and it’s for the spectator becomes more and more conspicuous.
Fans noted an awkward live encounter between Guthrie and Kotb on a recent episode of the “Today” show, after Guthrie was seen rushing her guest Elizabeth Heiskell during a cooking segment (via OK!). Kotb apparently asked if they were wrapping things up, to which Guthrie replied: “Moving on. We’ll just move on, we don’t have time for all of this.”