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Jun 30, 2012 2:11 AM

In Depth: Savannah Guthrie, from Tucson to "Today"

TUCSON - Between 1995 and 1999 Savannah Guthrie was anchoring and reporting the news, in hometown Tucson, here at KVOA.

This gave Savannah the TV bug, until law school beckoned. She'd leave KVOA to earn a law degree at Georgetown University but then, she was back to reporting, for Court TV.

In 2005, she was interviewed on the "Today" Show about the Michael Jackson trial and her perceptions from inside the court room.

From there, Savannah's success would snowball. She'd become Chief White House correspondent, for NBC news.... and then, last summer, Savannah was named co-host of the third hour of "Today".

Last year, Savannah was also asked to give the commencement address at her alma mater The University of Arizona. She told the graduates what she's told herself: "Even if what you really want doesn't happen overnight, that doesn't mean it's not going to happen," she said. "And the most important thing is to get on your path and set big dreams for yourself."

A little more than a year after that... Savannah's ultimate dream came true- becoming NBC's Chief Legal correspondent and co-host, with Matt Lauer, on "Today." She starts July 9.

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