Matt Lauer May Be Leaving Today Show
News follows report that Meredith Vieira is going, too
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2011 5:37 PM CDT
In this Aug. 6, 2010, file photo, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, co-hosts of the NBC "Today" program, are shown during a broadcast in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

(Newser) – The morning show intrigue continues: On the heels of a report that Meredith Vieira will be leaving the Today show comes another that says co-host Matt Lauer is on his way out, too. An anonymous insider tells Entertainment Tonight that Lauer won't renew his contract in December, and ET raises the inevitable speculation that he'll rejoin Katie Couric—who's leaving CBS News—in her next venture.

Both the Vieira and Lauer reports are based on anonymous sources, and NBC isn't saying much: "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," says a network statement. "Matt Lauer has a long-term contract with NBC News and Today."

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The show's IQ will go up immensely once this dingbat is gone.
Apr 6, 2011 10:16 PM CDT
So if both leave the "Today Show" then there will no longer be a "Today Show, just a "Yesterday" and a "Tomorrow Show." It will be confusing but fun...think about it. Telling all the people the exciting things to come on the "Yesterday Show" about the "Today Show" But never happening when the "Today Show" arrives and finding out only what will happened on the "Tomorrow Show." This is what happens when you take too much acid in your life.