‘Today’ updates Savannah Guthries remote studio background to show Rock Center
Guthrie began anchoring “Today” from her home March 18, 2020, after she reported some cold like symptoms.
She returned to Studio 1A with co-anchor Hoda Kotb March 31, 2020, the day she was also slated to anchor a primetime special report. She continued anchoring from Studio 1A April 1 and 2, 2020, but returned home April 3, 2020.
Guthrie was once again home Monday, April 6, 2020 with a coronavirus themed background displayed on the video panel behind her (it could be switched to a colorful look for her appearances on “Today with Hoda and Jenna“).
Starting April 7, however, the background was switched to a video feed of Rockefeller Plaza.
Guthrie mentioned on air that she got an “upgrade” and noted that it made her feel like she was in the studio with Kotb.
“Today” heavily features imagery of Rockefeller Center in its graphics and branding. Its studio, which is across the street from NBC News headquarters in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, features a view of the upper mezzanine that wraps around the center’s famous ice skating rink.