Matt Lauer welcomed her to the anchor desk and repeated the tradition at the show of replaying the opening voiceover.
The former third hour presenter on Today was chosen to replace Ann Curry last month. Curry was controversially booted out of the programme after executives became unhappy over a decline in ratings.
“I’m so proud and honored to be in a place occupied by so many women that I admire. Ann, Meredith, and Katie, and Jane, Deborah, Barbara”. – Savannah speaking this morning.
Thousands of fans took to the internet to vent their anger at NBC’s decision.