Today (American TV program)

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GenreMorning news/talk
Created bySylvester Weaver
Presented by
Narrated by
Theme music composer
Opening theme2012 Today AGOpen1 (2013–present)
Ending theme"Energetic Today"
"Slow Today"
Composer(s)Adam Gubman & Non-Stop Music
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons68
No. of episodes18,201 (as of July 31, 2020)
Executive producer(s)Libby Leist,[1] Tom Mazzarelli
Production location(s)Studio 1A, NBC Studios
New York City, U.S.
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time4 hours (weekdays),
2 hours (Saturdays),
1 hour (Sundays)
Production company(s)NBC News Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal News Group
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 14, 1952 (1952-01-14) –
Related showsEarly Today
Other websites

The Today Show is a morning talk/news show. It airs on National Broadcasting Company. As of 2016, the anchors were Savannah Guthrie. Natalie Morales reads the news and Al Roker forecasts the weather. Carson Daly contributes to the program on a regular basis as well.

During the week, the flagship hours of Today (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.) are co-anchored by Savannah Guthrie (2012–present) alongside co-hosts Al Roker (weather anchor; 1996–present), Carson Daly (social media anchor/Orange Room anchor; 2013–present), Jenna Bush Hager (correspondent; 2009–present), and Natalie Morales (West Coast anchor/correspondent; 2011–present).

The show also has a third and fourth hour. The third hour is hosted by Morales, Roker, Tamron Hall, and Willie Geist. The fourth hour is anchored by Kathie Lee Gifford.

Former anchors include Bryant Gumbell, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and Ann Curry

Craig Melvin & Willie Geist anchored the final edition of Today with with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on August 30, 2019. That day's broadcast ended with one of Kotb's favorite pieces of music instead of the traditional theme music.

Beginning on September 2, 2019, the broadcast was introduced simply as Today Show and it remained that way until January 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. Steinberg, Brian (January 17, 2018). "Libby Leist Will Lead NBC's 'Today' to Tomorrow". Variety.