There's nothing quite like the bond viewers form with their morning show hosts.
We let them in our living rooms (or, let's be honest, bedrooms) almost every morning. We usually enjoy a cup of coffee with them as they banter. We trust them to deliver the news—good and bad—and look forward to seeing their Halloween costumes each year. (Don't lie, you're still not over the Today show Peanuts looks from 2015.)
So when one of the anchors from Good Morning America or Today show share personal news, it feels like a friend letting you into their lives. Just last month, Al Roker revealed his cancer diagnosis with Today viewers and the outpouring of support from fans was immediate and overwhelming.
Of course, he's not the only morning show personality to bring people into his personal life, as Hoda Kotb has shared major milestones over the years and Good Morning America's Robin Roberts has openly detailed her two battles with cancer.
In honor of Savannah Guthrie's birthday, here are the times morning show hosts created a unique and close connection with viewers and let fans into their lives...
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)
This story was originally published on Sat, Dec. 5, 2020 at 3 a.m. PT.