Today’s Savannah Guthrie Takes New Seat in Panel Shakeup

TODAY Show host Savannah Guthrie has taken a new seat behind the desk in a panel shake-up on Tuesday.

She recently returned from the U.K. after covering Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and King Charles III new role.

Savannah took the middle seat in the morning as she hosted alongside Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin.

After news of The Queen’s passing broke, she flew to England to cover it.

Her Majesty passed away in Scotland on September 8, after news of her declining health was released to the public.

The TODAY Show host was all smiles as she took center stage.

This comes after Hoda had the middle seat for practically a week when she was gone.

The host was joined by Craig, Sheinelle Jones, and Dylan Dreyer.

On Monday, Jenna Bush Hager even took over for Savannah and had a seat at the main desk.

She usually hosts a separate hour with just Hoda.

Both Hoda and Savannah returned to the show last week after taking some time off during the summer to go on vacation.

CRY AGAIN

As the main two co-anchors returned to the show, a big topic was the Emmy Awards, which took place last night and involved several historic wins.

However, one moment in particular got Hoda so emotional that she cried.

She took to social media last night where she shared a video clip of 66-year-old Sheryl Lee Ralph winning an Emmy as a first-time nominee.

She captioned the post: “Sobbing! @thesherylleeralph this is YOUR TIME @abbottelemabc.”

As Hoda recorded the footage of the award ceremony on a live TV broadcast, she was heard sobbing in the background.

In the clip, an overwhelmingly joyed and shocked Sheryl was seen walking up to the stage in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

The mom of two and a loving wife to Vincent Hughes began her acceptant speech by singing about being an “endangered species” and urging others to keep following their dreams.

The lyrics were from the song Endangered Species by Dianne Reeves.

“I am a woman, I am an artist/And I know where my voice belongs,” she continued.

Sheryl received an award for best-supporting actress in a comedy for her role as Barbara Howard, a kindergarten teacher on Abbott Elementary.

Abbott Elementary is an ABC mockumentary about a group of passionate teachers who find themselves thrown together in a Philadelphia public school.

REUNITED

Before Savannah abruptly left the set to fly overseas, both women returned to the desk on September 6.

Savannah shared an Instagram post with photos from the set and shared behind-the-scenes photos.

The photo showed her and Hoda giggling and taking a selfie as they were getting prepped for the camera.

The TODAY star also shared a photo of her and Hoda with featured guest and SNL legend Kenan Thompson, with the caption: “What’s up with that @kenanthompson.”

Savannah proudly displayed a third picture where she held a bright yellow umbrella, matching her show’s iconic sunny logo to shield herself against New York City’s Tuesday rain.

Fans continually speculated about Savannah’s future with the program after several long absences during the summer break.

While she appeared to be spending summer vacation time with family during most of her recess, the change still got viewers talking.

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