Savannah Guthrie: I had ‘helmet hair’ once I began in native information

Savannah Guthrie’s profession — and private type — has come a great distance.

The “In the present day” present host returned to her alma mater to offer a graduation speech at Georgetown Legislation College and provides some phrases of recommendation to the graduating class — together with a glance again at her personal progress over time.

“I labored in native tv information, rising from market to larger market with my reporter’s pocket book and helmet hair and [a] pink blazer once I determined to blow all of it up and go to legislation faculty,” mentioned Guthrie, who earned her undergraduate diploma in journalism from the College of Arizona in 1993.

Her subsequent detour into legislation — the place she labored for a legislation agency earlier than turning into a correspondent for high-profile instances on CourtTV — ultimately led to her years-long profession at NBC.

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Guthrie graduated from the College of Arizona in 1993 earlier than heading to legislation faculty.
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“Possibly legislation faculty was a giant gamble for you, because it was for me,” Guthrie, 51, informed the scholars. “Or possibly, it was your security web. Possibly it was your method of avoiding the scarier path.

“Regardless of the case, I’m telling you, something fascinating you wish to do, something significant you wish to accomplish, it’s ready for you, it’s attainable for you, however it’s on the opposite facet of a giant threat‚ on the opposite facet of a giant guess.”


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On Instagram, Guthrie known as the expertise of returning to talk at Georgetown “magical” as followers praised her for her phrases of knowledge.

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She labored for native information stations earlier than incomes her legislation diploma and ultimately ending up at NBC.
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“Something fascinating you wish to do, something significant you wish to accomplish, it’s ready for you, it’s attainable for you, however it’s on the opposite facet of a giant threat‚ on the opposite facet of a giant guess,” she informed the graduates.
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“Congrats Savannah—you’re actually a task mannequin for all girls, together with my 4 daughters!,” mentioned one commenter.

One other wrote, “It was a touching, inspiring, and significant speech. Thanks for making the day magical for the households of graduates!”

A 3rd requested “then and now pix” of the helmet hair — and although Guthrie hasn’t reached into the archive but, Web page Six Type dug up some classic images of the speak present host.

Clearly her hair styling has come simply so far as her profession.