Savannah Guthrie apologizes for swearing on live TV

Not her best morning. Today coanchor Savannah Guthrie was reading over notes in preparation for her next segment when the shot was broadcast live on Wednesday, March 28. The technical gaffe turned into a big deal when the 46-year-old let a fourletter word slip. 

 “Oh, s—t,” she was heard saying. “Sorry, guys.” The TV personality continued to look down at her papers as audio was shut off. NBC then cut to a Lexus ad.

Guthrie quickly apologized to her fans on Twitter. “Check, check — is this thing on? Yeah I guess it is. So sorry guys,” she wrote. “Thanks for being kind and understanding. And guess it’s good thing I don’t wear a mic all day. #ohdarn.”

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0863 -- Pictured: (l-r) TODAY Co-Anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb during an interview on May 2, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie are seen on the set of the today show on April 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L-R) Joel Schiffman, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Michael Feldman attend the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb attend the 2018 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
INSIDE THE ROYAL WEDDING: HARRY AND MEGHAN -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb -- (Photo by: Colin Hutton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb attend the 2018 The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People In Media at The Pool on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday April 4, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, Sunny, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- 'TODAY live from Pyeongchang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics' -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Monday, February 12, 2018 -- (Photo by: Hagen Hopkins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb Visit 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on January 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Thursday Jan. 11, 2018 -- (Photo by: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Monday, December 18, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Friday, December 15, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Thursday, December 14, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker during the 2017 Christmas In Rockefeller Center -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: (L to R) Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie embrace at the end of the show on the set of NBC's Today Show, November 29, 2017 in New York City. It was announced on Wednesday morning that long time Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired for sexual misconduct. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: (L to R) Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb prepare for segment on the set of NBC's Today Show, November 29, 2017 in New York City. It was announced on Wednesday morning that long time Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired for sexual misconduct. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Tyler Essary/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb on Monday, October 9, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday Nov.15, 2017 -- (Photo by: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb attend NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb and Dylan Dreyer on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly on Monday, September 5, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, Lionel Richie and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Chrissy Metz on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Heidi Klum, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, Natalie Morales, Dylan Dreyer and Savannah Guthrie on Friday, May19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb, Jennifer Lopez and Savanna Guthrie on Monday, May 8, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on Friday, April 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: (L-R) Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Barry Manilow on stage for NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on April 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie,Hoda Kotb are seen on the set of the today show on January 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 30, 2016 shows 'Today' show hosts (L-R) Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer attending the 84th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York City. NBC said Wednesday it has fired Lauer, a well-known morning news anchor, for what it described as inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: (L-R) TV personalities Willie Geist, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Tamron Hall and Matt Lauer attend the 54th New York Film Festival 'Jackie' screening on October 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Hoda Kotb (L) and Savannah Guthrie attend The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Carson Daly,Tamron Hall, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb attend the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on December 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Savannah Guthrie, Meredith Vieira and Hoda Kotb attend the 'LIVES with Meredith Vieira' Launch Party at Gramercy Park Hotel on September 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Tamron Hall, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 28, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 21, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 20, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 20, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie attend 'A White House Christmas: First Families Remember' Premiere Party at Tenjune on December 12, 2012 in New York, New York. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Willie Geist, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie,Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb attend the opening night of 'Scandalous' on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Savannah Guthrie attend The Empire State Building in honor of the 60th Anniversary of 'Today' on January 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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The awardwinning journalist’s fans were more than understanding. “I was cracking up! The NBC10 affiliate here in Philly had you on for at least a minute. I was hysterical watching your facial expressions,” wrote one follower. Added another: “Plz girl . . . I think I love you more than ever knowing you are just like the rest of us!”

It’s safe too say Guthrie’s job is not in jeopardy. But A.J. Clemente, a former cohost for NBC affiliate KFYR in Bismarck, North Dakota, wasn’t so lucky. Back in 2013, Clemente dropped a string of expletives during his first day at work. “F—ing s—t,” he could be heard saying, not realizing his microphone had been switched to “on.” He called it a “perfect storm of a whole bunch of mistakes.”

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Journalists Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie attend the 2016 NBCUNIVERSAL Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Court TV correspondent Savannah Guthrie attends Lucky Magazine's VIP Preview to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation at Gotham Hall on November 18, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
SLUG: ST-MEDIA DATE: 05/21/2010 CREDIT: Dayna Smith/ftwp CAPTION: MSNBC's 'Daily Rundown' TV correspondents Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd during a live broadcast with Rep. John Dingell, at NBC studios in Washington, DC.
NBC NEWS SPECIALS -- Decision 2010 -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie, White House Correspondent, NBC News during 'Decision 2010' on November 2, 2010 (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Journalist Savannah Guthrie attends the People/TIME White House Correspondents' dinner cocktail party at the St. Regis Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Ann Curry and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4310 -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 30, 2012 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Savannah Guthrie appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Host Savannah Guthrie on the set of NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's TODAY Show on June 28, 2013 in New York, New York. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Journalist Savannah Guthrie attends NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Lady Gaga appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Savannah Guthrie attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: 'Today' co-host Savannah Guthrie speaks to the crowd on NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's TODAY Show on June 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie attend the 'America's Got Talent' season 9 post show red carpet event at Radio City Music Hall on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Australian-born presenter, Savannah Guthrie poses for a photo inside an art installation before hosting NBC's 'Today Show' live from Australia at Sydney Opera House on May 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Savannah Guthrie leaves NBC's 'Today' show at Rockefeller Center on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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