TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer was absent from the show, reporting live from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.
When Today’s third hour aired on Wednesday, only Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin were seated to host the show.
“I’m here with Al and Craig, and we’ll be checking in here with Dylan in a few minutes on a special assignment.”
Sheinelle continued, “She’s been making the weather for Al all morning because Mr. Al — you have a big event tonight!”
She turned to Al on her right and grinned.
Al explained it was going to be a big night for the Roker household: the pair were inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, hosted by Craig.
The trio continued the segment for a while until they got in touch with Dylan.
They decided to set some mood music for Dylan using the Top Gun soundtrack.
Al introduced Dylan while the music played.
He said, “Dylan is down in Virginia Beach for a very special event that shows his appreciation for our brave men and women in the military,” Al said.
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Dylan was beamed in with video from Naval Air Station Oceana.
“Nice to see you Dylan!” he added.
The other hosts followed suit.
“Nice to see you Al! You’re usually here, I know everyone’s been asking for you sir, so it’s so nice to be able to fill in for you.”
Dylan explained what she was up to during her assignment and the segment continued.
The mystery of where Dylan missed her normal hosting duties again has been solved.
It looks like Dylan will be returning to her post soon.
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Meanwhile, Dylan gave up her duties as the morning show host last Thursday and Friday.
She has finally revealed the reason for her absence after fans shared her confusion.
Dylan initially missed Thursday’s morning show, but it turns out there were plenty of presenters willing to help.
It was Bring Your Kids To Work Day on the Today Show and some of Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones’ respective children attended some segments.
It started with the kids all sitting at the anchor desk introducing themselves to the third hour show before Al Roker and his co-hosts stormed onto the set to get the show going.
With three children of her own, some fans were shocked to see Dylan missing from the set for such a fun day.
One confused viewer tweeted, “The Third Hour: Where’s Dylan and her kids/kid?”
Another asked, “Where were Dylan and at least one of her boys?”
Others hopped into the comments section of the hosts’ Instagrams to ask about Dylan’s absence.
The TV personality finally revealed her whereabouts herself with a post on her own social media page.
Dylan shared that she was in Ohio for an event to promote her latest children’s book.
She posted a photo of the library where the event was held and wrote alongside it, “What an honor!!
“Thanks to the @starklibrary, I’m very excited to be speaking at the @cantonpalacetheater tonight.
“I can’t wait to talk about Misty the Cloud and women in STEM and the Today Show and family…all my favorite things!”
The library promoted the event on Instagram earlier this week with a portrait photo of the hostess and the cover of her new book.
The caption read: “Don’t miss a special evening with NBC meteorologist/author Dylan Dreyer at our next Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series event supported by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation.
“Dylan’s picture book series encourages children’s social-emotional learning and science literacy with characters like Misty – a little cloud with big feelings.
“You’ll love hearing her stories about raising three boys and covering big storms like Hurricane Harvey.”
In addition to a Q&A segment at the event, attendees also had the opportunity to have their books signed by Dylan.
Because Thursday night’s event took place in Ohio, Dylan was also absent from the New York-based Today Show on Friday morning.
However, Dylan wasn’t the only host walking out from the Today Third Hour anchor desk on Friday.
Al wasn’t on set either, although he was still on the air during the broadcast of the flagship Today, reporting from a different location.
The meteorologist reported live from his alma mater SUNY Oswego.