Savannah Guthrie is an early riser and has little choice. NBC’s flagship news franchise, Today, kicks off at Dawn and Guthrie – along with Hoda Kotb – are the star anchors. Guthrie wakes up at 3am on weekdays so she can arrive at 30 Rockefeller Plaza at 5:30am. “I do my homework,” she told Refinery29 of her morning routine, which she reviews in her office while being styled and cleaned by her glamorous team. She doesn’t always make it on time – she’s human, after all – but mistakes barred, Guthrie takes her place alongside her co-host and greets viewers with a beaming smile at 7am sharp.
In case you missed it, Guthrie and Kotb are reportedly in the middle of a feud. However, things are different with her co-anchor in life, Michael Feldman, with whom she recently celebrated her 8th wedding anniversary. Fans welcome Guthrie into our homes every morning, but they may not know much about her husband or what he does for a living. And his career might surprise you.
Savannah Guthrie’s husband worked for Johnny Depp
There’s no doubt about it: the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial has us glued to our computers, tablets and TVs. Following the verdict, Savannah Guthrie did an exclusive interview with Depp’s attorneys, Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, but noted that she had a “quick disclosure” for viewers of the show. “My husband has been a consultant to Depp’s legal team, but not in connection with this interview,” she said. That’s right, Michael Feldman is a public relations consultant and founding partner at the Glover Park Group, a major firm that — along with Depp — includes filmmaker Michael Moore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to The Washington Post.
Feldman also worked as part of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, according to Distractify. After Clinton made it to the White House, he worked as an assistant director of legislative affairs for Vice President Al Gore before eventually getting a job as the former vice president’s chief of staff.
She broke up with him the day he proposed to her
A year after Savannah Guthrie became legal correspondent for NBC News, she met her future husband at a social gathering and quickly fell head over heels in love. “I met a man at a party named Mike Feldman, a political adviser, who made me laugh. We fell in love,” wrote the well-known Guideposts moderator. In an interview with Drew + Jonathan Reveal, Guthrie recalled another surprising trait she admired in Feldman, and we’re here for that. “When we first started dating, he came over and fixed my toilet, which I found very attractive,” she told the outlet.
Feldman made Guthrie laugh – and he knew a plunger – but that didn’t stop her from breaking up with him the day he proposed. As she explained on Today, per Hello! The two were enjoying a getaway to Turks and Caicos after five years of dating and couldn’t decide whether or not to get married. During the trip, Guthrie told Feldman that their relationship was over: “I love you so much, but if we can’t decide, then we’ve made our decision.” Little did she know that he was planning to propose to her the entire time close; he did so that evening over a bottle of champagne. “I thought about it for about 0.2 seconds,” she recalled.
In 2014, the news anchor and political adviser became husband and wife, according to Today. Later that year, the two welcomed a daughter, Vale Guthrie Feldman, and in 2016 their family grew again when they welcomed a son, Charles Max Feldman.