Just days after Hoda Kotb became the latest NBC talent to contract the coronavirus, the Today the show was another anchor in Studio 1A on Monday. As Kotb returned to the studio on Monday after isolating herself at home, her co-host Savannah Guthrie announced that they were “swapping places” after testing positive for COVID-19.
Guthrie, who is vaccinated and has also received her booster, announced her groundbreaking case of COVID-19 at the top of Monday’s show. Speaking to Kotb, who returned to the studio, Guthrie shared, “We’re swapping places. I’m working from home. You’re back in the studio. You test negative for COVID. I just tested positive for COVID. COVID, so here we go. ” Guthrie assured Today viewers that her symptoms are mild, explaining, “little sniffles, not much more than that.” Guthrie also shared the update on Instagram, where she shared a behind-the-scenes look at her current setup as she self-isolates at home amid her diagnosis.
Guthrie’s groundbreaking affair comes less than a week after Today presenter Craig Melvin announced on Thursday, Jan.6 that Kotb was absent from the Today studio after contracting the virus. At the time, Melvin said Today viewers, “We should mention here before we get to the news that the reason Hoda is turned off is, like many others, that she has tested positive for Covid.” He added that Kotb “tells us that she is doing very well and we look forward to seeing her again very, very soon”.
Amidst her isolation, Kotb, who like Guthrie is vaccinated and received her booster, kept fans updated on her condition, tweeting shortly after Melvin announced her diagnosis that she was “feeling fine” and not. couldn’t wait to see you all when I get in the clear! On Monday, she shared the exciting update that she had received “2 negative tests” and was back! See you at 7 xo. “
Kotb and Guthrie are just the latest top talent at NBCUniversal headquarters in New York City to test positive for COVID-19. Last week, late night host Seth Meyers canceled the rest of his shows for the week after testing positive for the virus, telling fans, “The bad news is I tested positive for COVID. (Thanks, 2022!) The good news is, I’m feeling great (thanks the shots and the booster!) We’re canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what a cool place we’re going to try to put through for a studio !!! “Just a day earlier, Jimmy Fallon said,” On the first day of our vacation, I tested positive for Covid. I was vaccinated and vaccinated, which gave me the chance to have only mild symptoms. “The pandemic has affected other networks as well, with Whoopi Goldberg of ABC View and James Corden of CBS ‘ The late show also tested positive in recent weeks.