Savannah Guthrie Tests Positive for Covid-19

By A.J. Katz 

Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie announced Monday on-air that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. This announcement comes on the day that her colleague Hoda Kotb returned to Studio 1A after having tested positive the week before.

“Here we go Hoda, we’re trading places,” Guthrie announced at the top of the broadcast. “I’m working from home, you’re back in the studio. You have a negative test for Covid … so here we go.”

Guthrie is now broadcasting from home.


Guthrie is far from the only TV newser to disclose her positive Covid test in recent days. CNN’s Pamela Brown announced on Saturday morning that she tested positive for Covid. The previous Monday, The View announced that Whoopi Goldberg had tested positive. On Wednesday, CNBC’s Shepard Smith shared that he too had tested positive, and was broadcasting from home. Kotb announced her positive on Thursday. That same morning, Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy said he also had contracted the coronavirus, as had his son, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy. Their Fox News colleague Geraldo Rivera revealed his positive test last week. Additionally, Goldberg’s colleague on The View Ana Navarro disclosed her positive test on Friday.