‘Today’ Show — Savannah in Ann’s Chair, But No Official Announcement

062912_guthrie_opening_today_launchSavannah Guthrie was alongside Matt Lauer on “Today” this morning … in the barely-cold chair that once belonged to Ann Curry … but producers wussed out on making it official.

In fact, the beginning of the show was highly irregular — the announcer always intros the anchors, not today on “Today.”

our sources broke the story — Savannah has already inked her deal to replace Ann … this after Meredith Vieira turned down an offer to return to the show.

Now it”s unclear when the announcement will be made.  We”re told Matt is on vacation next week … ditto for Al Roker. 

Well, at least there will be plenty of time for the announcer to nail that new open.