Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer Leaving NBC

First its Glenn Beck’s departure from FOX News and now after 20 years Matt Lauer is leaving NBC’s Today Show.  Lauer’s contract with the network will end in December 2012.

In 1992 Lauer began working with the network as a news reader.   He worked his way up and became  a co-anchor…a position he has held for 13 years.  NBC released the following statement about the departure…”There has been an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it’s not our practice to comment on any of it.  Lauer has a long term contract with the Today Show and NBC.”

In reference to the “speculation”  the NBC spokesperson is referring to is Katie Couric’s departure from CBS in June 2011 and  Glenn Beck who is leaving FOX News.  Beck confirmed his departure on yesterdays show. It has been rumored that Couric is joining  NBC again to host a daytime talk show.  Couric was a “Today Show” co-host on NBC from 1991 until 2006.

It is unclear why it is Lauer is leaving NBC however, sources have reported that there has been talk (rumors) that his decision to depart ways with the network may have something to do with co-anchor Meredith Vieira’s whose contract ends in September 2011.  In 2010 the National Enquirer published an article  claiming  that Lauer and Vieira were having an affair.   Both Lauer and Vieira say that the rumors were not true.

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