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Savannah Guthrie Debuts as Co-Anchor of 'Today' 11 Days After Ann Curry's Tearful Departure

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Jul. 9 2012, Published 3:25 p.m. ET

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"From NBC News, this is Today with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. Live from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza!" 

That was what The Today Show's viewers heard this morning as Savannah Guthrie debuted as the new co-anchor of NBC's morning show alongside Matt Lauer — just eleven days after Ann Curry tearfully announced she'd be leaving the program.

OK! VIDEO: WATCH ANN CURRY TEARFULLY ANNOUNCE SHE'S LEAVING THE TODAY SHOW  

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"It truly is a new day around here... I'm pleased to be sharing this new day with Savannah Guthrie, who after several years of playing a great role on this program, takes a step forward this morning and joins us as co-anchor of TODAY," Matt said live on the air this morning, adding, "How does it feel?"

"Great, good morning. It's an honor to be here!" Savannah said, smiling from ear to ear. 

It was announced that Savannah would be taking over for Ann on June 29, one day after the beloved anchor revealed she would be taking on a new "fancy" role at NBC News.

OK! NEWS: SAVANNAH GUTHRIE TAKES ANN CURRY'S HOSTING SEAT ON TODAY, BUT IS IT PERMANENT? 

"You bring a great attitude and what we like to call a weird sense of humor to this program, so we're all very happy," Matt gushed as Savannah laughed. 

"It's 7:02 and he's already calling me weird," she replied. 

Watch Savannah's big debut below and let us know — are you happy she's the new co-anchor of Today

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