Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Sexual Behavior, Began Career at WOWK

Updated 24 weeks ago

Long time Today show host Matt Lauer has been terminated by NBC for "inappropriate sexual behavior," according to an announcement made on the show by Samantha Gutherie. Lauer, who formerly worked for WOWK TV, had been host of the Today Show for 25 years. 

Although the announcement contained one specific allegation, the statement indicated that there "may have been others" too. NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said the complaint was the first filed in Lauer's 20 years  of hosting "The Today Show," but there was "reason to believe it was not an isolated incident." 

"You do not terminate the biggest broadcaster in television news" for one incident, said Allisyn Camerota on CNN's New Day. She agreed with co-anchor Chris Cuomo that Lauer was the best male host in network news. 

Gutherie said on Today,  “How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?”  She also stressed that she was “heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story.”

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