On newsstands December 6, 2018

The Holiday Issue! Hoda & Savannah: The ‘Today’ Stars Celebrate Their First Anniversary as Cohosts

By TVGM Staff

Whether they’re hosting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in record-low temperatures or posing in sky-high heels for TV Guide Magazine’s holiday-themed photo shoot, Savannah Guthrie’s and Hoda Kotb’s smiles never dim.

Now approaching their first anniversary as Today coanchors, the longtime NBC News colleagues are a generally irrepressible duo exuding good cheer and friendship — and they’re striking ratings gold.

After Matt Lauer’s exit last November due to alleged sexual improprieties, Today has comfortably remained No. 1 among morning shows in the advertiser-coveted demo of viewers age 25–54, while steadily gaining on ABC’s Good Morning America in total viewers. (At press time, it had beaten GMA for four straight weeks.)

We sat down with the pair — after they changed into comfortable flats — to talk about their close relationship, covering tough stories and their best family Christmas memories.

Also in this issue:

  • Holiday Preview: Ho-ho-hold on—you’re going to need this guide to wade through all of this year’s holiday episodes (like NCIS and Fresh Off the Boat), specials (CMA Country Christmas), marathons and movies. Plus, a handy seasonal calendar.
  • Happy Days: Henry Winkler looks back on Fonzie’s first Christmas.
  • Outlander: Behind the scenes: With ingenuity and major construction, the Starz hit’s Scotland set becomes 1700s North Carolina.
  • Plus: Bruce Springsteen comes to Netflix; TV Guide Magazine‘s 2018 Gift Guide; Fuller House‘s family grows again; scoop on Timeless‘s send-off; and the best of movies, streaming, sports and more.
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