- 5' 10"
- New York City
Matt Lauer (born in New York City, NY on December 30, 1957) is an American TV journalist. He is best known for his role on NBC’s Today Show, and for being a part of NBC News for two decades. Matt began his career as a news anchor in New York, as a host for PM Magazine, and even worked for ESPN as a sideline reporter, before catching his big TODAY break, in 1997. He has conducted countless memorable interviews, including past and current presidents and first ladies, along with celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, and more. Matt has traveled to over 44 remote and exotic locations for the Where in the World is Matt Lauer segment. He has worked alongside Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, and most recently Savannah Guthrie, after Ann Curry’s emotional and dramatic Today Show exit in June 2012. On November 30, 2017 it was revealed that Matt had been fired from the Today Show for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior. Matt was replaced by Hoda Kotb, officially on January 2, 2018.
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Matt is best known for conducting memorable interviews and being an anchor on NBC’s The Today Show.
Matt was married to TV producer, Nancy Alspaugh, from 1982-1989. He dated and was engaged to Kristen Gesswein from 1989-1996. In 1998, he married Dutch model, Annette Roque, with whom he has three children. In 2006, the pair separated, but later reconciled. When Matt is not traveling around the world conducting interviews, he is a family man. Every night, he has dinner with his family at 6:30pm, and enjoys quality time with his three kids.