This weekend New York Times he took a deep look at today’s Savannah Guthrie. The piece was driven by how the journalist handled herself, and US president Donald Trump, in her October interview with the head of state.
Also, however, he delved into other aspects of the morning show’s life: her children, her faith, and the loss of her father at a young age.
Here is what Guthrie had to say.
Savannah Guthrie’s debut on ‘Today’
After college, Guthrie had her first job at ABC affiliate KMIZ, in Missouri. A few years later, her career took her to Washington, DC and broadcast 9/11 and the 2001 anthrax attacks.
In 2004, the mother of two futures took on the role of CourtTV national correspondent covering the Martha Stewart tax clearance case and the Michael Jackson sexual abuse case.
Landing at NBC in 2007, Guthrie became a journalist, and eventually became a White House journalist, working her way up to replace anchor duty. NBC Night News. She officially came Todaythe co-anchor in July 2012, replacing Ann Curry.
Since then, Guthrie has proven that she is capable of leading the morning show no matter how intimidating or important the guest is.
Guthrie’s father died when she was 16 years old
Guthrie lost her father when she was 16 for a heart attack. While it may not have been easy to face Father’s Day without it, Arizona-born Guthrie said Today that she is able to remember her father and the wisdom he gave her even up to the point of the life at which he died.
“Where I am right now I love Father’s Day because I like to talk about my father and I like to remember things about him,” Guthrie said.
The journalist looks back at her father’s words today, asking if he was aware that his time would be cut short.
“He gave me a lot of advice, and sometimes I thought about it because he died so young,” she said. “He told me so many wise things that were truly true at the time, at this point, I don’t think I fully understood. And it’s almost as if he knows. Of course, he didn’t know he was going to die young, but it’s as if he’s seeding me with very little knowledge returning to me. ”
One memory that Guthrie can’t shake about honesty and her father’s refusal is to let her lie about her age to save a dollar on a movie ticket.
‘My father said,’ No, I would never do that, ” Guthrie recalled. He said, ‘I would not sell my soul for a dollar. ‘I didn’t really understand that at the moment, and then later when I thought about it, I really liked it because it was such a deep thing to say… It was so moral , and it made me think about it later as… are you going to cheat just to get a dollar for something? No way.”
Guthrie’s Interview with ‘The New York Times’
In her interview with the Amannan, her father’s subject was circulated.
Guthrie, now 32 years after her father passed away in 1988, looks at his memory with the look that love and time provide. She made it clear that while the emotional pain of grief and loss has diminished over the years, it is still a painful loss.
“Every child who has lost a parent has a special experience that you can’t even put into words,” she said.
The guest of the morning show also noted that he has almost gone into second nature when she meets other people who have lost their mother or father.
“When you meet someone else who has lost a parent too, you know, and they know. It carries you, ”she said.