Pregnant Savannah Guthrie to Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika Virus Fears (Video)

Thanks to the looming November election, “Today” co-host will stay plenty busy Stateside

Last Updated: June 7, 2016 @ 7:49 AM

Congratulations to Savannah Guthrie and her family — and a tip of the cap on the wise decision to skip this summer’s Rio Olympics.

The “Today” show co-host revealed on Tuesday that she is pregnant with her second baby, and thus will pass on the Brazil games over fears of the Zika virus and its potential danger to a developing fetus.

“The doctors say that we shouldn’t because of the Zika virus so I’ll miss it,” Guthrie told all of her co-workers this morning. “You’re going to have to go to female beach volleyball without me, Matt [Lauer]. Try to carry on.”

While she may miss out on some of that fun, the NBC News personality will have plenty to do Stateside, thanks to the big election looming in November. Guthrie and husband Mike Feldman are looking ahead to a December due date.

Watch the video announcement above, which came out of a fun morning show game setup.

NBC owns the broadcast rights to the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

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