Matt Lauer is a television journalist best known as the host of NBC’s The Today Show since 1996. He was previously a news anchor in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond. Matt Lauer was also host of PM Magazine (or “Evening Magazine” 1980–86) and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. In the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News.
Matt Lauer has also co-hosted the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. He has broadcast with Bob Costas the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer and 2010 Winter Olympics, carrying what his former co-host Katie Couric had done since the 2000 Summer Olympics. Along with that of co-host Meredith Vieira and Bob Costas, Lauer’s commentary of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies has come under fierce criticism, being described as “ignorant” and “banal”.
How Matt Lauer Made His Money – Journalism
Estimated Net Worth: $60 million
Birthday: December 30, 1957
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