Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Replace Matt Lauer On 'The Today Show' — New Report

Wed, December 7, 2011 10:48pm EST by 9 Comments

Would you miss Ryan Seacrest on E! News if he switched networks?

It looks like things are switching up in the news world. 2012 is just around the corner, which means both Matt Lauer and Ryan Seacrest‘s contracts at their companies are up — and Ryan is out to land a spot on the Today show, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Insiders reportedly say if Matt choses to leave (which he was reportedly considering), Ryan is in talks with NBCUniversal to take his place as co-anchor.

This wouldn’t surprise us, since NBCUniversal merged with Comcast Entertainment, which owns E! News, last year and Ryan openly expressed his interest in the gig.

“I’m kind of going into this merger saying: ‘Hey, what do you got? What can we do? Yes. Let’s go,'” the host told The Hollywood Reporter.

Do YOU think Ryan would be good on the classic NBC morning show? Sound off below!