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Savannah Guthrie in place after Curry

Friday, June 29, 2012
FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 file photo provided by NBC, Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie appears on the set during a broadcast, in New York. Guthrie is expected to replace Ann Curry as Today show co-host. Curry announced her departure as co-host on the Today show Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)

FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 file photo provided by NBC, "Today" show co-host Savannah Guthrie appears on the set during a broadcast, in New York. Guthrie is expected to replace Ann Curry as "Today" show co-host. Curry announced her departure as co-host on the "Today" show Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer, File)

There's no word if she has the job full-time, but Savannah Guthrie was in Ann Curry's former chair as co-host of NBC's "Today" show on Friday.

Guthrie sat beside Matt Lauer, discussing stories about the Colorado wildfires and Supreme Court health care decision and later making Fourth of July party decorations and dancing to a Maroon 5 concert. She replaced Curry, who was cut loose Thursday after one year as Lauer's co-host.

NBC hasn't said anything publicly about who will replace Curry full-time, and nothing was said during the first two hours. The show's introduction, which normally announces the show's hosts, omitted that feature on Friday.

The turnover comes as NBC's profitable morning show faces its most serious ratings challenge from ABC's "Good Morning America" since the mid-1990s.

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