NBC Newsers Celebrate Princesses and Pants

By Chris Ariens 

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Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim (pictured with Al Roker) were having dinner out one night when they had an idea. While their husbands, communications consultant Mike Feldman and NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, discussed politics, world affairs and whatever else, Guthrie and Oppenheim hatched a plan to write a children’s book.

“Which just proves what we all know is true: men talk, women do,” said Feldman at an event celebrating the launch of his wife’s New York Times best seller Princesses Wear Pants.

Guthrie calls it a story of empowerment “without being preachy.”

“We thought, what the world needs now is another princess book,” Guthrie joked during her remarks at the event held at the Nanette Lepore showroom in New York’s fashion district.

Guthrie’s Today show colleagues were out in force last night including Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer. Superstar Jon Bon Jovi, who for a time, was NBC’s artist in residence, was here.

NBC News chairman Andy Lack, Today show ep Don Nash, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, and Saturday Today and MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin and his wife, ESPN anchor Lindsay Czarniak also came out to support Guthrie and Oppenheim.

In support of the cause, most of the women at the party wore pants (also, all of the men) and Guthrie dyed some of her hair pink.

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