Savannah Guthrie in ELLE September 2013: I Would Love To Have Kids

Posted Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:45 AM GMT

Taking time away from the set of "TODAY," Savannah Guthrie scored a feature in the September 2013 issue of ELLE.

The NBC correspondent opened up about her future with fiance Michael Feldman and the prospect of expanding their family.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Guthrie's interview below. For more, be sure to visit ELLE!

On having children:
"I would love to have kids. I hope so, if we're lucky and blessed, but who knows what life holds, you know? I'm 41 years old."

On her TODAY audience:
"We have a very intimate connection with the audience because of the hour and because of the kind of show it is. I am truly touched by [the devotion of the audience.] It's kind of moving, if you think about it."

On her father's death when she was younger:
"Matt [Lauer] asked me at dinner the other day, 'What would you say the impact of losing your dad so young was on you?' And I said ultimately it made me more sensitive and gentler, and, I hope, kinder. Of course it was terrible, and I think about him every day—but there's something about a dramatic event like that that makes you a bit more tender, a bit softer."

On Guthrie's key to success:
"She's real, she's smart, she's funny, she's self-deprecating, she's interested in a huge variety of subjects, she turns on a dime beautifully, she is curious, she's personable, she warms people up in a hurry, she kind of explodes on-screen. I mean, if you look back over the years at the people who have been successful in morning TV, she's kind of the combination of all of them."

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