Savannah Guthrie Lands on Odd LA Times List

savannah.jpgIt’s nice to be a 2010 face to watch (unless of course your surname is Woods, Edwards or Sanford). But it’s hard to grasp the sense of the LA Times’s 19 “Faces to Watch in 2010”.

First, a list of 19 people? Second, who lands on a list with Ellen DeGeneres and a host of largely unknown bands and actors, a Bond girl, a jazz drummer and a new Microsoft computer interface?

Well, MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie does – at #3.

Guthrie, who will appear on MSNBC alongside Chuck Todd for the new morning program, “Daily Rundown”, gets high praise from NBC Nightly News Host Brian Williams.

Guthrie walked away from what the Times described as a “promising law career” to try her hand at TV news. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.

“She has the spunk of Mary Tyler Moore and the toughness of Lou Grant,” Williams said. “I’m selfishly glad she chose journalism over law.”

Congrats to Guthrie. We look forward to watching her new show in 2010.