Even 'Today' Stars Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are Working From Home (Video)
“It is very weird, I will admit,” Roker said.
Joining countless Americans who have started working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Today anchors Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker also signed on remotely — and their set up is pretty sweet.
On Tuesday evening, Guthrie wrote on Instagram that she had a mild sore throat and runny nose so she was staying home.
“Well, this will be a first,” Guthrie wrote alongside a selfie with her "WFH" set up, adding, "This was the advice of NBC’s superb medical team and my bosses. I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time - but during these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us.”
She posted a follow up photo from her pseudo studio — her basement — adding that her husband Michael Feldman, was acting as defacto “producer and technician.”
Beloved weather man Roker did the forecast from his kitchen on Tuesday and captured the segment on Instagram. He wrote in the post's caption that he was self-isolating after having “brief contact" with a staff member at Today who contracted the virus, and used his laptop to go over the country’s weather forecast. Fellow host Craig Melvin is self isolating as well.
During Wednesday's broadcast, Guthrie and Roker were projected on the screen in small boxes, which host Hoda Kotb joked was “a little Brady Bunch-esq.”
“It is very weird, I will admit,” Roker said, adding he was working with an iPhone on a tripod and no NBC staffers were with him.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend if you feel sick to stay home, cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often.