Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
BRIAN STELTER on CNN is just reporting that Variety Magazine is reporting their are multiple women who have come forward for a article they are writing. Apparently NY Times was working one as well. Seems NBC was trying to get ahead of this mess. So there you go.
I feel bad for Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb who were apparently told just before airtime. Horrifying.
This is the statement NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released this morning about the firing of longtime Today Show anchor Matt Lauer: https://t.co/VPZC5l0zZb— CNN International (@cnni) November 29, 2017
Full story: https://t.co/HgKYYHSIFU pic.twitter.com/5CMng2ZYU3
Alisyn Camerota: Will NBC firing Matt Lauer prevent reporting from other outlets on his alleged misconduct from being published?@brianstelter: "My sense is no. The stories will still be published, maybe a little sooner than they otherwise would have been." pic.twitter.com/5keuDfqtd7— New Day (@NewDay) November 29, 2017
Surely the frontrunner is Willie Geist? He seems to have been groomed to take over from Matt for a few years at this point, hosting Sunday Today and contributing to MSNBC's Morning Joe. I can't think of anyone else (except Hoda Kotb but something makes me feel that's unlikely) to take over Matt's role.