'Today' Host Savannah Guthrie Planning 60+ Person Rager For Birthday On New Year's Eve Amid COVID-19 Surge
Savannah Guthrie isn't practicing what she preaches. The Today show host and her husband, Michael Feldman, are planning a massive bash on New Year's Eve, with 60 people making the guest list despite the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in New York.
It's not a goodbye 2021 celebration; the cringe-worthy bash is a belated birthday party for the liberal host.
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Page Six was the first to report the news, but not everyone is impressed. “Does anyone else think it is hypocritical given that she is constantly touting being COVID-safe on the news?” one person asked the outlet.
Others are sticking up for Savannah and her husband.
According to reports, the couple is going "above and beyond” to make sure their guests and staff for the event are protected. There are reportedly 60 invited, including Savannah's family who has been at her home for the past several weeks.
“Her entire family has been with her for over the holidays, which is one of the main reasons they are doing it at this time," one invitee explained.
This isn't just any birthday — this is Savannah's 50th. She's not the only one ignoring her inner voice for the sake of partying. Savannah's co-stars Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly, and Jenna Bush-Hager are reportedly all coming to the possible super-spreader event.
Today hosts Dylan Dreyer and Craig Melvin are also invited, but they allegedly haven't sent in their RSVPs.
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According to Page Six's insider, there's concern about the Today team going to the party. If one gets sick, the whole team will have to quarantine.
The event is scheduled to go down on Friday at the Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Rhinebeck in upstate New York.
“The hotel is only 39 rooms and they bought out the entire place just to control the whole COVID environment and keep it as locked as possible,” the source tells the outlet.
“They’re strictly adhering to CDC guidance and the recommendations of their own medical advisors,” the insider continued. “All guests and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, and everyone — including the hotel staff — will be tested by a service before they can even enter the hotel.”
Savannah will also reportedly have rapid and PCR tests on hand for guests.