American television news anchor Matt Lauer has left his post. He is widely recognized for his contributions to NBC News. After working as a New York City-based newscaster for WNBC, he had his first taste of national prominence when he was hired as the news anchor for The Today Show from 1994 to 1997.
From 1997 through 2017, he shared hosting duties on NBC’s The Today Show from the news desk. Lauer also frequently appeared on Dateline.
The evening newscast on NBC. In his time at NBC, Lauer has co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games and has presided over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
When NBC received “a detailed allegation from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” they had “reason to assume this may not have been an isolated incident,” thus they decided to end Lauer’s contract in November 2017.
Relationships, Girlfriends, and Other Family-Related Topics
Matthew Todd Lauer, better known as “Matt Lauer,” was born on December 30, 1957, in New York. Marilyn Lauer and Jay Robert, who later divorced, had him outside of wedlock.
In 1982, he tied the knot with TV producer Nancy Alspaugh. The couple, however, split up in 1989. So in 1998, Matt tied the knot with Dutch beauty Annette Rough. They have three kids together, but 2018 brought him another divorce filing.
Infancy, Formative Years, and First Job
On December 30, 1957, in New York City, Matthew Todd Lauer entered this world. Marilyn Lauer, his mother, owned a boutique, while Jay Robert Lauer, his father, worked in the executive offices of a bicycle company.
He started out at Ohio University, but he stepped out in 1979 after getting a job at WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, to focus on his television career.
Starting off as a producer for the noon broadcast, he eventually became a live on-air reporter for the 6, and later, the 11 o’clock newscasts by 1980. Soon enough, at age 39, Lauer went back to Ohio University to finish his bachelor’s degree.
After beginning his career at WOWK-TV, he contributed to a wide variety of shows. Among these is his work as a co-host on the televised talk show PM Magazine, which aired on syndication in Richmond (1980–1981), Providence (1981–1984), and New York City (1984–present) (1984-1986).
Lauer worked on the WNYW show “Made in New York” for fifteen weeks after the New York edition of “PM Magazine” was canceled in 1986.
With Robin Leach, Lauer made his debut on national television as the co-host of the daytime spin-off of the syndicated show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, “Fame, Fortune and Romance” on ABC.
The spin-off didn’t last long, and from 1987 to 1989, Lauer hosted shows in Philadelphia and Boston on local television. At the same time, he made guest appearances as a news anchor for HBO’s entertainment programming.
In September 1989, he moved back to New York City to anchor “9 Broadcast Plaza” on WWOR-TV, although he didn’t stay with the station for very long. The Kushner-Locke Company hired Lauer to host the pilot “Day in Court” in 1990.
David Sams, who worked on “The Oprah Winfrey Show syndication, “served as the show’s executive producer. In 1992, Lauer began his career in broadcasting when he joined NBC to co-anchor the morning news program “Today in New York,” which was broadcast on WNBC, NBC’s main station in New York.
After filling in on a temporary basis as co-host of the afternoon news show “Live at Five” with Sue Simmons in 1993, he permanently assumed this job in 1994. Up until 1996, he was a regular on “Live on Five.”
His growing popularity and charisma on camera landed him bigger roles at NBC News and the network as a whole. As a replacement for Margaret Larson, he occasionally read the news on “The Today Show” in 1992 and 1993.
This temporary position functioned as his audition for the show, and in January 1994, he was offered a permanent position as a news anchor on “The Today Show.”
He began filling in for Bryant Gumbel on “The Today Show” as a news anchor after Gumbel’s departure in January 1997, and by the end of the year, he had been named Gumbel’s permanent replacement.
Lauer filled in frequently for Scott Simon, Mike Schneider, Jack Ford, David Bloom, and Lester Holt on “Weekend Today,” as well as for Ann Curry and Tom Brokaw on “NBC News at Sunrise” and “NBC Nightly News,” respectively. In addition, he is a host on the Discovery Channel and MSNBC.
Matthew Todd Lauer was born to Jay Robert and Marilyn Lauer in New York City in December 1957. The man’s father was an executive at a bicycle company, and the woman who raised him ran a fashion store.
In the meantime, Lauer has a single sibling, April. To further his schooling, Lauer went to Greenwich High School in Connecticut. Soon after, he enrolled in Ohio University, but he left in the spring of 1979.
In spite of this, Lauer eventually went back to the university to graduate from the Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies.
Lauer really left school to start his career in television as a producer at WOWK-TV in West Virginia. Incredible as it may seem, just one year later he was reporting live on air.
Matt Lauer’s net worth of $60 million shows that he is still doing well monetarily. It’s his career that’s in trouble now, and the money from it vanished almost immediately.
Matt will have to put his considerable financial resources to good use if he is to continue living the way he is accustomed to.