Al Roker slowly backs away as 'Today' hosts announce Savannah Guthrie tested positive for COVID-19 on-air
Savannah Guthrie tested positive for COVID-19 during Tuesday's "Today" show broadcast.
Al Roker slowly backed out of frame as co-host Sheinelle Jones announced the news on live TV.
"Luckily Sheinelle was sitting between me and Savannah," he joked.
Al Roker slowly backed away out of frame during NBC's live "Today" show broadcast on Tuesday after it was announced that co-anchor Savannah Guthrie tested positive for COVID-19 while on-air.
"It has been an interesting morning for us," co-host Sheinelle Jones told viewers during the live show. "As we said, Savannah left early, she wasn't feeling great, so she took a COVID test."
Jones added, "It came back positive. So, of course, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up. So Savannah, we love you. Wishing you a speedy recovery."
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As Jones announced the news, an apprehensive-looking Roker could be seen inching away from Jones until he was off camera.
"Where are you going? Where you headed," show co-host Carson Daly asked the legendary weatherman and anchor.
"Luckily Sheinelle was sitting between me and Savannah," Roker joked.
Guthrie — who did not appear on Tuesday's show after 7:30 a.m. ET after testing positive — is vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received a booster shot.
She previously tested positive for the coronavirus last May and before that in January 2022, according to the "Today" show.
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