Matthew Todd Lauer, famed by his stage name Matt Launer, is famed for his work with NBC News. He served as the co-host of NBC's Today show after he was moved from the news desk to the host's chair from 1997 to 2017.
Besides hosting, Matt contributed to the evening news magazine Dateline NBC and co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games and the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
His first national exposure was as the news anchor for The Today Show After serving as a local news personality in New York City on WNBC,
An Ohio University graduate, Matt studied at the school's Scripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts and Studies, and dropped out to pursue acting roles in television.
Matt Lauer's Illness And Health Issues
Former American television news personality Matthew Todd Lauer made several headlines after discussing his illness, making viewers anxious about his health.
Forbes had estimated that the contract paid Lauer $25 million a year on April 5, 2012, after signing a new contract with NBC News through 2017.
The NBC reporter has kept his physical deformities and medical conditions a secret from the media.
Charlie Sheen spoke with Matt Lauer during an interview in November 2015, during which Sheen disclosed that he was HIV-positive.
Lauer took over as the prime-time host of the 2014 Winter Olympics from February 11–14 when Bob Costas contracted a serious eye infection.
Where Is Matt Lauer Now?
Multiple media outlets said they spent the holidays at his home in New Zealand. Lauer had began dating marketing and public relations executive Shamin Abas.
Matt Lauer hosted The Greatest American on the Discovery Channel, which used internet and telephone voting by viewers to select the winner.
The former NBC host resides in America with his family and three children.
The former television journalist, 64, was born on December 30, 1957, in New York City, U.S.
The New York-born TV presenter is the son of Marilyn Lauer, a boutique owner, and Jay Robert Lauer, a bicycle company executive.
As obsev on the Today Show's Finding Our Roots, Lauer's father was of Romanian Jewish ancestry.
In September 1989, he returned to New York City to WWOR-TV, where Matt hosted 9 Broadcast Plaza, a three-hour live interview program.
From 1998 until 2011, Lauer hosted Where in the World is Matt Lauer?, a five-day, global adventure show that aired on the Today Show during television sweeps.
On June 3, 2009, he delivered the 2009 Class Day address during the Harvard University undergraduate commencement exercises.
What Happened To Matt Lauer?
After firing from the Today show in November 2017, Lauer reportedly spent his days in his now-for-sale Hamptons house, where he "focused on family."
Matt Lauer was fired due to a complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" on November 29, 2017.
In 1990, he got hired by the Kushner-Locke Company to host a pilot called Day in Court, executive-produced by veteran producer David Sams. They helped to launch The Oprah Winfrey Show into national syndication.
The former reporter filmed a pilot for the World Wrestling Federation's bodybuilding spinoff, the World Bodybuilding Federation for USA Network, known as WBF BodyStars, though WWF owner and chairman Vince McMahon later decided to host the program himself.
In addition to his journalism career, Matt appeared as himself in the 2009 films Land of the Lost, The Beaver, and Tower Heist.
Additionally, he has appeared in movies and films like Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Straight Outta Compton, and Lady Bird and I, Tonya.