NBC Extends Matt Lauer’s ‘Today’ Contract: Report

NBC Extends Matt Lauer's 'Today' Contract:

The questions about Matt Lauer’s future at “Today” have been answered. The New York Times reported late Thursday that the network has sealed a multi-year contract extension with the anchor of its morning show.

Lauer’s fate has been the subject of speculation ever since ABC’s “Good Morning America” snapped “Today’s” 16-year winning streak in April 2012. In response, “Today” replaced Lauer’s co-anchor, Ann Curry, with Savannah Guthrie and has made numerous other changes including at the top of NBC News.

Details of Lauer’s new deal were not disclosed. NBC News reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Times’ report.

Lauer’s future with the show had been up in the air amid the concerns that some viewers blamed him for Curry’s departure, among other issues.

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  1. Ed says:

    Matt Lauer will not save the decline in ratings. I have watched the show for years and since it has added the new staff members, it has become the “morning giggle show” instead of TODAY. I’ve been searching for a new home because if you remove all the giggling, there isn’t much left any more.

  2. TONY says:

    Actually the show would go on without him. simple.

  3. Myra says:

    I love the Today Show, without Matt Lauer there would be no show. He is a great interviewer and is very witty. He should not be blamed for Ann Curry leaving the Today Show, I’m sure the higher ups make those kind of decisions. Congratulations to Matt Lauer, hope you have many more years at the Today Show.

  4. Carol says:

    I just threw up my breakfast! Many more years of NOT watching The Today Show for me, and I was truly hoping I could return to it. Matt’s delivery and smugness is too much to bear. If I happen to have the 7-9am hour on and he comes on screen, I switch channels immediately! I love GMA!! Luckily, Matt is off-air in hours three and four. Hour three has too much loud talking-over each other. But I do watch Hoda and Kathie Lee regularly.

    • Smooth says:

      How many more years of taking time out of your precious life to comment about ” The Today Show”? You’re one tv set in the whole world, the show will continue to survive without you.

  5. ravengirl57 says:

    I stopped watching years ago.

  6. Fre says:

    Simply……. Why?

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