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

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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