Since the ouster of Ann Curry as NBC co host it is understood that her replacement Savannah Guthrie has been experiencing debilitating migraine head aches presumable brought on by the stress of the upheaval over at NBC.
Reports Fox: Has the pressure of the ratings war after the bloody firing of Ann Curry become too much?
“She goes to a doctor two days a week for treatment of the migraines, and is required to wear dark glasses when she’s not on set,” a source told Page Six, adding, “The pressure of taking over after Ann’s execution is taking its toll.”
Wear dark glasses when she is not on the set? That doesn’t sound too promising at all.
It is believed Ms Guthrie’s ills come off the back of her less than stellar showing as evidenced by poor Nielsen ratings since she took over the Today’s show’s co anchor Ann Curry who many say was brutally back stabbed by the network.
Said a source close to the situation:
“Savannah does have migraines,” another source told us. “She’s had them for years. They are not triggered by anything particular. If she is indeed getting them, she’s completely capable of working through them.
“You would never been able to know anything was wrong by watching her at work,” the source added.
But the network isn’t about to give anything away either. Asked to comment on Ms Guthrie’s head aches they offered the following: No comment.
Of course what will be interesting to watch is the rapport between Ms Guthrie and Ms Curry as they will both act as co anchors for weekend editions of the Today show pursuant to the Batman Knight rider shooting in Aurora, Colorado. With any luck a benevolent and enthralling weekend program may just bring a halt to viewers leaving the outlet and may in fact bring them back.