As the co-host and chief legal analyst for NBC's TODAY show, Savannah Guthrie offers insight on the most important issues of our time, and, over the course of her fast-tracked career, has gained a reputation for being a fiercely intelligent, passionate and gifted reporter.
Prior to joining the TODAY show, Savannah Guthrie covered the nation's top issues as NBC News White House Correspondent. For her work on the 2008 Presidential election, her NBC news team earned the 2009 Emmy for coverage on election night. Her efforts on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," and MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown" display the scope of her intellect and deep understanding of our legal system and of our country's history. As the legal affairs correspondent in Washington, D.C., for Court TV, she covered Congress, the Supreme Court, and high-profile court proceedings, including the Zacarias Moussaoui trial, the Lewis "Scooter" Libby case, and the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings. Viewers benefited from her insight, coverage and broad understanding of the complexities of the cases.
Earlier in her career, as a national trial correspondent for Court TV, Savannah Guthrie reported on trials and court proceedings, including the Michael Jackson child molestation case, the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal, and the sentencing of Martha Stewart. As a freelance reporter at WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., she covered national events including the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the 2001 anthrax mailings.
With a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, Savannah Guthrie received the top score on the Arizona Bar Exam. As a member of the Order of the Coif, she was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers' Student Advocacy Award for her work with victims of domestic violence. She has shared her experience with the nation's next generations of lawyers as a Law Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center where she has taught legal research and writing workshops to first year students.