“Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and her husband of two years, political and communications strategist Mike Feldman, are expecting their second child.
Guthrie, 44, broke the news on “Today” Tuesday morning during a segment called “Tuesday Trending Fishbowl,” in which the anchors and some visiting former anchors pulled out questions to answer. “Um, that’s weird,” Guthrie said after examining hers. “ ‘Are you pregnant?’ Well, yeah! I am pregnant!” she announced.
Following the ensuing congratulations, co-anchor Matt Lauer asked Guthrie how this will impact her scheduled coverage of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, taking place Aug. 5-21. “Yeah, so I’m not going to be able to go to Rio,” she replied. “The doctors say that we shouldn’t . . . because of the Zika virus” that has centered in Recife, roughly 1,100 miles north.
“So I’ll miss it,” she went on. “You’re going to have to go to female beach volleyball without me, Matt. Try to carry on!” she joked, adding, “You guys will have a great time and I’ll hold down the fort. We’re gonna be in the height of campaign season so we’ll be here.”
Guthrie said she had “just told the bosses, like, late last week” about the pregnancy.
She and Feldman were married on March 15, 2014, when Guthrie was four months pregnant. The couple’s daughter, Vale Guthrie Feldman, was born that Aug. 13.
“Moms have told me that the second baby pops out kinda early,” Guthrie told her fellow anchors, saying that she is due in December.
As for how her nearly 2-year-old daughter is taking it, “Today” ran a brief cellphone video of Guthrie asking Vale if she wants a new baby. “NO!” the little girl screams tearfully.
Guthrie assured that, “She’s a delight, and I think she’s going to be so excited to have a new little baby to drag around. But it wasn’t hard to get her to say no. That’s like her favorite word right now.”