Savanah Guthrie to give commencement at UA graduation

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- University of Arizona graduate and new host of the third hour of the Today Show, Savannah Guthrie, is in town.

Guthrie is the commencement speaker for the U of A graduation this weekend.  Thursday night at the Mountain Oyster Club the School of Journalism held a conversation with Guthrie.

"I was so honored that they asked me to be commencement speaker.  I've never given a graduation speech, let alone at my alma mater, so for me its just a real honor and a thrill.  I am really excited, to be a part of that team Ann, Matt, and Al and Natalie, is so exciting.  It's hard to leave Washington I love covering the White House I love covering politics but I am excited for this new chapter," said Guthrie.

Guthrie is a 1993 graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism.