Today Show Remembers Late Crew Member Dave Anderkavich: 'A Gentle Giant'
Hoda Kotb announced their team member's passing earlier this week
The Today show recently lost Dave Anderkavich, a "beloved" crew member.
"We called him 'Big Dave,'" she said. "And it's weird, I'm sitting in the studio and I actually can picture him picking the cables and saying good morning to everybody. There wasn't a moment that any of us walked in the studio that Big Dave didn't say, 'Hey, Savannah! Hey, Al! Hey, Craig! How are you doing? How was your night?' He did it every single time."
"Had the chance to talk to his cousin Joe yesterday, who also worked here, and [we] talked about that spirit and that smile," Melvin said. "We are going to miss that here in 1A."
"Our condolences to his family," Savannah Guthrie added. "He was a caretaker. He always said, 'Watch your step!' He always watched us, and we just send all our love to his family and remember him fondly."
The team didn't clarify Anderkavich's cause of death.