Entertainment Savannah Guthrie 'Visibly Shaken' and 'Not Herself' After Matt Lauer Firing, Source Says

04:54  01 december  2017
04:54  01 december  2017 Source:   ETOnline

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Savannah Guthrie is still having a hard time with Matt Lauer 's firing . She ’s visibly shaken ," the source continues, explaining that around the studio on Thursday morning, Guthrie appeared "sad, in deep thought and preoccupied" off-camera.

Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer are posing for a picture© Provided by ETOnline

Savannah Guthrie is still having a hard time with Matt Lauer's firing.

A source tells ET that the "Today" co-anchor "is affected the most" by the news that Lauer was fired by NBC for alleged inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Guthrie, who was emotional as she made the announcement of Lauer's termination on-air on Wednesday, is "still processing everything," the source says, adding that she and Lauer, who co-anchored "Today" together since 2012, "were close personally and professionally."

"She’s not herself. She’s visibly shaken," the source continues, explaining that around the studio on Thursday morning, Guthrie appeared "sad, in deep thought and preoccupied" off-camera. "She is doing her best to stay upbeat and jolly on-air."

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Matt Lauer 's surprise firing on Wednesday morning has reportedly changed Today Show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie 's demeanor on the set, leaving her " visibly shaken ." Guthrie has been "affected the most" by NBC chairman Andrew Lack's decision to fire Lauer

Co-anchors Hoda Kotb, left, and Savannah Guthrie embrace on the set of the "Today" show Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York, after NBC News fired host Matt Lauer . NBC News announced Wednesday that Lauer was fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior."

Lauer was fired by NBC on Wednesday after the network received a "detailed complaint" about his behavior from a colleague. Though NBC claimed it was "the first complaint about his behaviour" in his more than 20 years of employment at NBC, several more accusers have come forward with stories published in Variety and The New York Times.

Lauer broke his silence on the allegations on Thursday, apologizing to the "the people I have hurt."

"As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed," he said in a statement. "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job."

"The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace," he concluded.

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