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New Report: Matt Lauer Is Leaving The 'Today' Show!

Thu, April 7, 2011 2:28am EDT by 3 Comments

Only a day after rumors started circulating that Meredith Vieira is leaving NBC’s ‘Today’ show, a source claims Matt Lauer is not renewing his contract either!

Talk shows and news programs are undergoing some major overhauls and we’re still trying to process what we’ve heard! Entertainment Tonight is reporting Matt Lauer isn’t going to renew his contract after it expires in Dec. 2012.

This report comes only one day after rumors began circulating that Matt’s co-host, Meredith Vieira, will be leaving the show later this year in order to care for her husband, who has multiple sclerosis.

Additionally, Matt’s former Today co-host, Katie Couric, is expected to resign from the CBS Evening News to launch her own talk show and it’s now being speculated the two hosts will reunite once again.

The “Today” show released a statement April 7, saying, “There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it’s not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and ‘Today.'”

If Matt leaves, who would YOU want to see replace him? Who should be his co-host? Sound off below!

Kirstin Benson