NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Savannah Guthrie took over NBC's Nightly News Monday as interim host Lester Holt stepped away from his duties to deal with a medical emergency.
The 43-year-old journalist and attorney is also set to cover for Holt on Tuesday in addition to carrying out her co-hosting duties on the Today show.
After anchoring the nightly television news program, Guthrie received mainly positive feedback from social media users who praised her time management skills.
@SavannahGuthrie I think you did a fantastic job reporting the news last evening. Just how do you manage a busy schedule?— Robert Alberts (@rpalberts) March 3, 2015
Guthrie has anchored Nightly News a number of times in the past while now-ousted anchor Brian Williams was ill or on vacation. Williams was suspended from the network until June after he recanted a story that his helicopter was hit when he was in Iraq in 2003.
Guthrie, who joined NBC as a legal analyst in 2007, is contractually tied to Today until 2018.
Holt is considered the front-runner to take over Nightly News, should Williams not return.