Report: Matt Lauer a public target
'Today' co-host said to be 'miserable' over Ann Curry fan tirades
One of the most popular: "You got Ann fired. Does that make you happy?"
Lauer went from good guy to bad overnight in June, after TMZ reported he had maneuvered to oust Ann Curry as his co-host as part of his last contract negotiation. (NBC execs have publicly denied any connection between Lauer and what they term Curry's "reassignment" to reporter for "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" and other NBC news programs. Curry was replaced by Savannah Guthrie on the "Today" show.)
The TMZ report quotes unnamed NBC sources saying the public harassment is "driving (Lauer) crazy, he's so unhappy." The report adds: “Matt is telling people at NBC there have also been lots of sarcastic comments about his $25 million salary."
Do you think Matt is being unfairly abused, or is this karma?
"Today" airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
My second attempt to post this... I think Matt Lauer is the one who stands out as the serious journalist and feel his interviews are very well done. The public needs to stop blaming Matt. She is back in her realm now as a serious traveling journalist. On the 'Today' show she worked so hard to get the first/last comments in, frequently interrupting everyone.
Matt is great at what he does and it is time for him to be recognized.
I have no idea whether Matt had anything to do with Ann's being displaced.
But, I stopped watching the Today Show and nearly anything on NBC after that happened.
There is a saying the old people say------ Careful what you wish for???? I like Mat but he and his co-workers should of gave Ann Curry a chance to prove herself to see if the job was the right thing for her??
I grew up watching the today show for a perspective on pertinent news...It's current format resembles reality TV. If that's where we are headed... I'll read a book.
Poor Baby, I guess NBC is trying to rehab Lauer's image. No sympathy here!