NBC Fired "Today" Show Host Matt Lauer For Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
|Matt Lauer Fired From NBC|
The stunning news was announced on the program this morning by an emotional Savannah Guthrie, who was seated with Hoda Kotb in Lauer’s place at her side.
Guthrie read a statement from NBC News chairman Andy Lack, in which the honcho said it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer since he was named anchor in 1997. NBC was presented with the information on Monday, as well as “reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
“As you can imagine we are devastated,” Guthrie said, after reading Lack’s statement, telling viewers she had learned of the firing “moments ago.”
Lauer, who is reportedly paid around $25 million a year to helm the NBC morning show, is the biggest television news star to fall after several high-profile journalists faced allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
|Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie embrace at the end of the Show|