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Where Is Savannah Guthrie? 'Today' Host Exits Show Amid Hoda Kotb Absence

Broadcast journalist Guthrie, 51, co-hosted about half-an-hour of the NBC morning program alongside Sheinelle Jones before abruptly disappearing from the live broadcast. Jones was sitting in beside Guthrie in place of the absent Kotb.

Back in May 2022, Guthrie was also out of the show's New York City studios after testing positive for coronavirus a second time.

Posting a photo of the test result on Instagram, she wrote, in part: "So this happened—again! Covid +, air filter on 'turbo' and it will be an isolating Mother's Day for this mama!!! I feel fine, just slight cold so far. Thankful to be vaccinated!"

Meanwhile, Kotb shared a cryptic post on her Instagram account on Monday. Her ongoing unexplained absence from Today and Today With Hoda & Jenna has sparked continued concern among fans.

The Egyptian-American broadcaster, 58, was last seen on screens during the February 20 Presidents Day broadcast of Today With Hoda & Jenna. However, that holiday episode was shot on February 17—the same day as her last live appearance.

While Kotb also hasn't addressed her absence directly, she has been sharing a series of cryptic posts on Instagram. Last week, Kotb's account posted a message that read, "Here's to blue skies," with an illustration showing dark clouds moving on.

In Kotb's absence, a host of personalities under NBC's Today banner have been filling in on her behalf. Today's third-hour co-host Craig Melvin and former World News Tonight anchor Tom Llamas joined Guthrie on the main show. Meanwhile, the fourth hour has seen Geist and Jones host alongside Jenna Bush Hager.

While she hasn't been seen on TV, Kotb also hasn't been heard on her Today channel podcast Making Space; new episodes are usually released at 4 a.m. each Monday. The most-recent episode was released on February 20.

During their respective third and fourth hours of Today, neither Guthrie nor Bush Hagar said why Kotb has been absent from her role. The pair simply said that she's "out," or introduced the temporary co-hosts as being "in" for the star that day.

Kotb's Instagram posts have sparked an outpouring of concern from fans, one of whom wrote: "Today show just isn't the same without you! I hope you're ok, but boy if they are letting you go.. people are going to drop like [flies] watching Today. We Love Hoda!"

"Ok. Seriously...what is going on with you?" commented another. "I know you have a right to privacy, but your truest fans have noticed your absence and these posts...worried about you."

"Hoda, we are really worried about you," another fan wrote. "Take all the time you need, but I know I collectively speak for everyone when I say we pray you and yours are ok! We miss you!"

So, things over on the Today Show are getting weird

On this morning’s Today Show, two prominent faces were missing from the broadcast: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

Guthrie had to abruptly leave her hosting position during the 7 o’clock hour after she tested positive for COVID-19 on air. At the top of the next hour, co-host Sheinelle Jones explained Guthrie’s sudden disappearing act.

“By the way, it has been an interesting morning for us,” Jones said. “As we said, Savannah left early, she wasn’t feeling great, so she took a COVID test. It came back positive.”

Jones continued, “So of course as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up. So Savannah, we love you, wishing you a speedy recovery.”

Savannah Guthrie DISAPPEARS from the Today show mid-broadcast after testing positive for COVID for a THIRD time - as co-host Hoda Kotb remains off the air for the seventh day in a row