Matthew Todd Lauer, professionally known as Matt Lauer is a former American television news anchor. Matt Lauer is known for co-hosting NBC’s Today show starting from the year 1997, ending in 2017. He is also a contributor for Dateline NBC.
NBC bad contracted Lauer’s contract after he was allegedly charged in inappropriate sexual behaviour. Matt Lauer had started his career in 1979 as a producer of the newcast for WOWK-TV. Lauer was one of the most popular news anchors at NBC news.
Quick facts about Matt Lauer
- Name: Matthew Todd Lauer
- Birth Date: December 30, 1957
- Present age: 62 years old
- Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
- Nationality: American
- Famous as: Former Television journalist
- Years active: 1979–2017
- Television: Today co-anchor (1997–2017); Today news anchor (1994–1997)
- Spouse(s): Nancy Alspaugh(m. 1981; div. 1988); Annette Roque (m. 1998; div. 2019)
- Children: 3
- Net Worth: $80 million
What about his early life?
Matt Lauer was born in New York City, to Marilyn Lauer, and Jay Robert Lauer. His father was from Romanian Jewish descent. He graduated from Ohio University at age 39 in 1997. He was a cohost of PM Magazine in several cities, i.e., in Richmond, Providence and then New York City. In 1979, he was hired as a producer of the noon newscast for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia.
What are his significant career highlights?
In the year1986, Matt Lauer co-hosted at WNYW-TV’s “Made In New York” with Jill Rappaport, and had also cohosted “Fame, Fortune and Romance.” In 1988, he was made the host of “Talk of the Town” WNEW-TV in Boston. From the span,1989-1991, he had hosted a three-hour live interview program, WWOR-TV’s “9 Broadcast Plaza.”
Matt Lauer was one of the most high-profile journalists and the most valuable face at NBC before he was fired. He was the cohost (1997–2017) of Today, which is a weekday morning news and talk show airing on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) tv network.
What about his personal life?
Lauer was married to TV producer Nancy Alspaugh in 1981, and seven years it terminated in divorce. Matt Lauer ignited a relationship with anchor Kristen Gesswein in 1989, and they dated for 7 years. Lauer married the Dutch model Annette Roque in 1998, and the couple together has 3 children. The couple separated in 2019.
How much is Matt Lauer worth?
From his dynamic career as a TV journalist, Matt Lauer has gathered a significant net worth of around $80 million. He was a former news anchor and television host, and one of the most prominent faces in journalism before he was fired over sexual misconduct.