Savannah Guthrie, host of NBC’s Today, has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and is scheduled to appear on Radio News Network today to discuss her condition.
The positive diagnosis comes just one week after Ms. Guthrie announced that she was pregnant with her second child and was forced to take a break from her hosting duties.
According to a source close to NBC, the network is concerned that Ms. Guthrie has been infected with Covid-19 for months and could have passed it on to others at Today. In an interview slated to air Tuesday morning on NPR News, Ms. Guthrie said she was “shocked” when doctors diagnosed her with the virus.
Ms. Guthrie, who is scheduled to begin maternity leave in September, claims that she did not know that she had been infected and was “extremely careful” about what she came into contact with since learning of her pregnancy. Doctors diagnosed the virus after Ms. Guthrie experienced flu-like symptoms for several weeks.
Savannah Guthrie has tested positive for COVID-19 and is broadcasting from home. pic.twitter.com/WyhkxoctGf
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 10, 2022
NBC is reportedly taking precautions for their staff in the event that they have been exposed to the virus. We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they become available.