Savannah Guthrie’s career and personal style have come a long way.
The host of “Today” returned to his grad school to give a keynote speech at Georgetown Law School and give the graduating class some advice, including a look at their own progress over the years.
“I worked in local television news, moved from market to larger market with my reporter notebook and helmet and [a] Red jacket when I decided to blow it all up and go to law school,” said Guthrie, who earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona in 1993.
His subsequent detour to law, where he worked at a law firm before becoming a reporter for high-profile cases at CourtTV, eventually led to a decades-long career at NBC.
“Maybe law school was just as big a gamble for you as it was for me,” Guthrie, 51, told students. “Or maybe it was your safety net. Maybe it was your scarier way of avoiding.
“Whatever it is, I’m telling you, anything interesting you want to do, anything meaningful you want to achieve is waiting for you, it’s possible for you, but on the other side of a big risk” is the other side of a big bet.”
For more Bottom Styles…
On Instagram, Guthrie described the experience of returning to Georgetown to speak as “magical”, while fans praised her for her wise words.
One commenter said, “Congratulations Savannah; you are definitely a role model for all women, including my 4 daughters!” said.
Another said, “It was a touching, inspiring and meaningful talk. Thank you for making the day magical for the alumni families!”
The third requested a “pix” of her helmet hair then and now – and although Guthrie has yet to reach the archive, she pulled out some old photos of the Page Six Style talk show host.
She’s clearly gone as far as her hairstyle career.