NBC’s Guthrie: A Case Study In New News Norms

By Andrew Gauthier 


The story of NBC’s Savannah Guthrie illustrates the new complexities that surround the modern network TV-news journalist. After a relatively short stint as a correspondent, Guthrie has emerged as a rising star. She’s one of NBC’s primary White House correspondents, appearing on its most popular news programs; she’s also the co-host of a weekday-morning political show, The Daily Rundown, on the network’s cable sister station, MSNBC.

“I’m constantly blown away by her range,” says an admiring Steve Capus, president of NBC News. “She’s had a very quick rise within the organization [and] has absolutely earned respect every step of the way.” More…