Matt Lauer Leaving ‘Today’ Show?

April 7, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment
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This week has been full of TV news shakeups and it’s only Thursday! We’ve learned that Katie Couric may be leaving CBS, that Meredith Vieira may be saying goodbye to the Today Show as well as the Glenn Beck leaving FOX news. To help round out the week, Matt Lauer is the latest TV host to jump ship. Rumor has it that the popular Today Show host may be moving on…

Get more Matt Lauer news after the jump!

Matt Lauer is a fantastic host as is Meredith Vieira, and both will be missed if they leave Today. Is Matt Lauer looking to leave the show he has hosted since 1997? Entertainment Tonight says he is! Lauer has apparently informed the big bosses over at NBC of his plans to leave when his contract ends at the end of 2012. Vieira’s contract is up in September of this year. Whoever steps in will have some pretty big shoes to fill!

Today released a statement that didn’t say too much (which means the rumors probably hold some truth):

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.’

The bad news is that Matt Lauer is probably leaving the show, but the good news is you’ll still be able to see him on Today for atleast another year and a half! Enjoy him while you still can!


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