NBC has made it official ... Savannah Guthrie has taken over for Ann Curry on The Today Show.

NBC News President Steve Capus said the following:

    "In just a few short years Savannah has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player . . . she's got an undeniable range, and she's earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn't be happier for Savannah and the entire TODAY team."

Guthrie, 40, previously worked as an NBC News White House Correspondent.

Curry, 55, fought back tears while saying goodbye to Today Show viewers during yesterday's show. Guthrie sat next to her new co-host Matt Lauer this morning.