Savannah Guthrie new Today Show co-anchor, named Ann Curry replacement

It's official. Savannah Guthrie has been named co-host of the Today Show, replacing Ann Curry.

Friday morning, Guthrie sat into Curry's old chair, as if nothing had changed.

The new "Today" anchor team of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales officially debuts Monday, July 9, according to NBC.

Guthrie will continue her role as NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent.

"In just a few short years Savannah, has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player.  She's anchored for Brian on "NBC Nightly News," moderated for David on "Meet the Press," co-hosted the 9 a.m. hour of "Today," reported for "Rock Center" and "Dateline," and provided legal insights in our Supreme Court Special Reports – and that was all within the last week!  She's got an undeniable range, and she's earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn't be happier for Savannah and the entire ‘Today' team," NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement.

USA Today reports Curry's new contract with NBC has her "leading a seven-person unit with a ticket to cover the world's biggest stories, from the civil uprising in Syria to the plight of the poor in America."

She will also produce specials for NBC Nightly News, Dateline, Rock Center and Today, according to the USA Today report.

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