Matt Lauer resigns as host from “The Today Show”

Matt Lauer resigns as host from “The Today Show”

Philadelphia : NY : USA | Apr 07, 2011 at 8:21 AM PDT
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Matt Lauer Can Suck It

It turns out that Matt Lauer is unhappy with his show as he finally revealed that he is no longer going to renew his contract with NBC's morning show. Matt Lauer is a renowned television journalist who has been hosting NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1997. Matt Lauer and The Today Show had an inseparable and long relationship. Matt has been a great journalist throughout his career and his fans are not too happy about him leaving this show.

Matt Lauer was previously a news anchor in New York and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond. Matt Lauer has also had the honor of hosting PM Magazine and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. Sadly, Matt Lauer’s hosting career at The Today Show comes to an end as he has been having problems (that Matt hasn’t really announced).

Matt Lauer isn’t the only reporter who has announced to leave - there are a couple of other reporters who have shown their disinterest with the show and will no longer be seen at “Today” once their contracts expire. Meredith Vieira happens to be one of these reporters; aside from Matt Lauer, she also may not renew her contract at "Today" once it expires later this year. Matt Lauer is a veteran journalist who is going to quit at the age of 53-years. Apparently, Matt Lauer has already intimated his bosses and the management of “The Today Show” that he won’t renew his contract which is going to expire on December 31, 2012.

The Today Show released a statement Wednesday, saying, "There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with 'NBC News' and 'Today'."

What must’ve triggered this decision? This question is intriguing Matt’s fans. They are eager to find out why Matt will be leaving a show despite doing a great job at hosting. Matt Lauer hasn’t really released an official statement in this regard. The actual reasons will pacify not only his fans but media journalists who are keen on getting some juicy gossip!

harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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