” We fine broadcasters for using four-letter words, we say that’s offensive. So is it offensive to call for the assassination of a world leader? “ ~~Matt Lauer, American television journalist best known as the host of NBC’s The Today Show since 1996
According to many in the NYC streets, Matt Lauer has been naughty to his former co-anchor, Ann Curry. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate his big 055 Birthday! Happy 55th birthday to Matt Lauer, American television journalist best known as the host of NBC’s The Today Show since 1996. Born Matthew Todd “Matt” Lauer in New York City, (December 30, 1957) to Marilyn Kolmer, a boutique owner, and Jay Robert Lauer, a bicycle-company executive. His parents divorced during his youth, and his father died in 1997.
Lauer became co-host of The Today Show replacing longtime host Bryant Gumbel in early 1997. Prior to that he was a news anchor in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond.
“We fire broadcasters for wearing flats with colorful clothes and for having gray hair, we say that’s offensive. So would it be offensive to ask Matt Lauer to wear multi-colored, leopard platform stilettos?” ~~Gloria Buono-Daly, American blogger, AllThingsDigitalMarketing.com founder, paraphrasing Lauer’s quote above.
On the April 5, 2012 program, Lauer announced he had come to terms on a new contract with NBC News that will reportedly pay $25 million annually.
On June 28, 2012, Matt Lauer’s then co-host Ann Curry, announced her controversial departure from the today show and it was reported that Matt Lauer was 100 percent behind Ann Curry’s ousting. Also it was widely rumored that he fathered a child with Today show coworker, Natalie Morales.
What do you think? Should Lauer walk a mile in Curry’s shoes? Just think of the places he’ll go and of how high Today ratings would go.
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♦ Photo of Lauer in stilettos on Facebook
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