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Matt Lauer

Knowledge Identifier: +Matt_Lauer


Matt Lauer

American television journalist best known as the host of NBCs The Today Show since 1997 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1957.

Countries: United States (78%), United Kingdom (8%), New York (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: NBC, Bob Costas, Savannah Guthrie

Linked to: NBC, Ohio University, MSNBC, NBC News




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Matt Lauer was born in 1957 add something


"'Matthew Todd "Matt" Lauer"' is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's "The Today Show" since 1997 add something


He had dropped out of Ohio University's School of Telecommunications in the Spring of 1979 add something


Lauer began his television career in 1979 as a producer of the 12 o'clock news for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia add something


By 1980, he had become an on-air reporter on the 6 and 11 o'clock newscasts add something


He worked for ESPN in the 1980s add something


Lauer was married from 1981 until 1988, to television producer Nancy Alspaugh add something


He was host of "PM Magazine" in Providence, RI and in 1984 at WNEW-TV in New York City until the show's cancellation in 1986 add something


In 1986 he co-hosted with Jill Rappaport "WNYW-TV's Made In New York" for its fifteen week run on the station add something


He worked on the show "Talk of the Town" during 1988 add something


From 1989 to 1991, Lauer hosted a three-hour live interview program, WWOR-TV's "9 Broadcast Plaza" add something


From 1989 until 1996, he dated Kristen Gesswein, a television newscaster add something


In the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News add something


In 1991 he appeared as the co-host of "Etc., Etc.", a show on The Travel Channel add something


Lauer moved to WNBC-TV in 1992 where he became co-anchor, alongside Jane Hanson, of the early weekday news show "Today in New York" add something


Lauer stepped in for Scott Simon, Mike Schneider and Jack Ford as the co-host of "Weekend Today", and for Ann Curry as anchor of the former NBC News program "NBC News at Sunrise" from 1992 to 1997 add something


This "audition" period allowed him to join "The Today Show" full-time in January 1994 as news anchor, while still co-anchoring "Today in New York" and "Live at Five" add something


In 1997, he received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University at the age of 39 add something


Lauer had become co-host of "The Today Show", replacing longtime host Bryant Gumbel in early 1997, not long before his father's death add something


As the "Today Show" news anchor, he pinch-hit for Bryant Gumbel on the "Today Show" before being named the official co-anchor on January 6, 1997, after Gumbel stepped down add something


In 1999, both Lauer and his co-host Katie Couric initially resisted participation in the proposed series about their family roots add something


Anne Heche - In a series of interviews with Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, and Larry King to promote "Call Me Crazy" in 2001, Heche stated on national television that she created a fantasy world called the "Fourth Dimension" to make herself feel safe, and had an alter ego who was the daughter of God and half-sister of Jesus Christ named "Celestia", who had contacts with extraterrestrial life forms


Tom Brokaw - On September 11, 2001, Brokaw joined Katie Couric and Matt Lauer around 9:30 a


In a June 2005 interview, Tom Cruise argued with Lauer about psychiatry and postpartum depression and called Lauer "glib" add something


David Gregory (journalist) - He has filled in for Matt Lauer on "Today" from 2005 to the present


Ann Coulter - In 2005, Coulter appeared as one of a three-person judging panel in "The Greatest American", a four-part interactive television program for the Discovery Channel hosted by Matt Lauer


Tom Cruise - This led to a heated argument between Matt Lauer and Cruise on NBC's Today on June 24, 2005.


Lauer had a guest appearance as himself on a live episode of "Will & Grace" in early 2006 add something


In a June 2006 interview with Ann Coulter, Coulter responded to Lauer's questioning her criticism of September 11, 2001 widows and said, "You're getting testy with me add something


Although Roque filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court on September 13, 2006, while pregnant with their third child, the couple subsequently reconciled add something


In November 2006, Lauer and his daughter Romy hosted the Sesame Street direct-to-DVD show Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together add something


Good Will Hunting - Elfman's "Weepy Donuts" was used on NBC's "The Today Show" on September 11, 2006, while Matt Lauer spoke during the opening credits


On June 19, 2007, he interviewed Prince William and Prince Harry add something


Tara Conner - After coming out of rehab less than two months later in February 2007, Conner admitted in an interview with Matt Lauer that she had abused cocaine and anti-depressants


He co-hosted the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the 2012 Summer Olympics add something


Carrie Fisher - She discussed her 2008 memoir "Wishful Drinking" and various topics in it with Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" on December 10, 2008 and revealed that she wished she had turned down the role of Leia Organa


Lauer served as the 2009 Class Day speaker at Harvard University's undergraduate commencement ceremonies on June 3, 2009 add something


On December 30, 2009, during an on-set birthday party for him, Lauer introduced Abe Vigoda, star of the TV shows "Barney Miller" and "Fish", who was standing behind the cameras add something


The Fear (Lily Allen song) - In February 2009, she was invited at "The Today Show" with Matt Lauer, where she performed the song after an interview


Dan Brown - In an interview with Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" in September 2009, Brown responded by saying, "I do something very intentional and specific in these books


Meredith Baxter - On December 2, 2009, she came out as a lesbian during an interview with Matt Lauer on "Today", and on the "Frank DeCaro Show" on Sirius-XM OutQ 102


His commentary on the 2012 opening ceremonies, along with that of co-hosts Meredith Vieira and Bob Costas, came under fierce criticism, being described as "ignorant" and "banal" add something


On the April 5, 2012, program, Lauer announced that he had signed a new contract with NBC News add something


Good Morning America - Amid declining ratings at "Today" in the aftermath of reports of Matt Lauer's alleged role in Ann Curry's departure as co-host , viewership for "Good Morning America" increased starting in 2012


Bobby Brown - In an interview given to "The Today Show" in May 2012, Brown said security was the reason why he and his family left Houston's service with Brown stating he loved Houston's family and told Matt Lauer that he had spent "14 beautiful years" with Houston as his wife


Savannah Guthrie - Her first day as co-anchor alongside Matt Lauer was July 9, 2012


Savannah Guthrie - She debuted as co-anchor, alongside Matt Lauer, Morales and Roker, on Monday, July 9, 2012


Lee Boyd Malvo - In an interview with Matt Lauer on October 24, 2012, Malvo said that Muhammad sexually abused him


Maria Shriver - On October 18, 2013, Shriver returned to the anchor desk on Today, filling-in for Savannah Guthrie for the first time since 1998 as co-anchor with Matt Lauer


During the 2014 Winter Olympics, prime-time host Bob Costas suffered a major eye infection over the first five days of primetime coverage add something


Bob Costas - An eye infection Costas had at the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics forced him, on February 11, 2014, to cede his Olympic hosting duties to Matt Lauer for at least one night, which is the first time someone other than Costas will host a primetime Olympics broadcast since CBS's broadcast of the 1998 Games and the first time Costas has not done so at all since the 1988 Summer Olympics


Ice Bucket Challenge - Soon after, the challenge was brought to mainstream audiences when television anchor Matt Lauer did the Ice Bucket Challenge on July 15, 2014 on NBC's "The Today Show" at Greg Norman's request


In November 2015, Lauer led the interview with Charlie Sheen in which the actor revealed he was HIV-positive add something


On September 8, 2016, Lauer conducted separate 30-minute interviews with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump add something


On November 30, 2016, it was announced that he signed a new contract through 2018 add something


On January 6, 2017 Lauer celebrated his 20th anniversary on Today, with a look back at some of his most memorable moments on the show add something


On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, NBC News announced that Lauer's employment had been terminated after a "detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace add something


Hoda Kotb - On November 28, 2017, she became the main co-anchor of Today Show after Matt Lauer was terminated


NBC News - On November 29, 2017, & NBC News announced that Matt Lauer's employment had been terminated after an unidentified female NBC employee reported that Lauer had sexually harassed her during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and that the harassment continued after they returned to New York


Geraldo Rivera - On November 29, 2017, Rivera defended Matt Lauer, who had been fired by NBC after inappropriate sexual behavior was alleged, by saying, "News is a flirty business


Today (U.S. TV program) - On November 29, 2017, one of the host of the program, Matt Lauer, was terminated by NBC News after a "detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace


Hoda Kotb - On November 29, 2017, she became the interim co-anchor of "Today Show" after Matt Lauer was terminated


" His contract had been scheduled to run through the end of 2018 add something