NEW YORK — Bradley Cooper presented her with a dozen roses on the air but, oddly enough, that isn’t why “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie is so happy.
Guthrie reported Monday that her boyfriend, Mike Feldman, had proposed during a tropical vacation, and she said yes. Guthrie and Feldman, a consultant at a strategic communications firm in Washington, have been dating for four years. It’s the second marriage for Guthrie, who is 41, and Feldman’s first. He’s 44.
Despite a tropical sunset and champagne, she said she didn’t realize what was happening until Feldman handed her the ring.
She accepted congratulations from all during Monday’s show, even from the visiting Cooper. The couple hasn’t set a wedding date. Despite Al Roker’s prodding, don’t expect an on-air ceremony.
Savannah Guthrie has deep roots in Tucson. She graduated from Amphitheater High School and the University of Arizona and worked for KVOA Channel 4 before departing in 1999 to attend Georgetown University Law School.
She was named Matt Lauer's co-anchor on NBC's "Today" show last June, replacing Ann Curry.
Guthrie started at NBC in 2007, served as the network's White House correspondent from 2008 to 2011, and also worked as a legal analyst on “Today.”