Matthew Todd Lauer, also professionally known as Matt Lauer is an American former news anchor, reporter, and actor, renown as the host of long-time NBC show Today Show which aired from 1997 to 2017. Moreover, he also appeared as the host of Discovery Channel series, The Greatest American and Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together.
The American journalist was born on December 30, 1957, in New York City, New York, the United States He was born to father Jay Robert Lauer, a bicycle-company executive, and mother Marilyn Lauer. As for sibling, he has a sister, April Lauer Stone.
Lauer belongs to American nationality and white by ethnicity, His father was the descendant of Jewish. His birth sign is Capricorn. As for academic qualification, he received a degree from Ohio University in 1997. He enrolled at Scripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts and Studies.
The 61-year-old American journalist married Dutch model Annette Roque. The couple first met on a blind date in July 1997 and started dating with each other. After five months, Matt proposed Annette for the marriage.
The wedding ceremony was held on October 3, 1998, in Bridgehampton, New York. Now husband and wife are enjoying their marital life with the blessing three kids, two sons; Thijs and Jack, and a daughter; Romy.
He was previously married to television producer Nancy Alspaugh. The couple tied their knot in 1982 however the relationship between them did not last long and divorced after seven years of marriage in 1989.
Lauer was accused of sexual misconduct on November 29, 2017, when an NBC employee reported being sexually harassed during the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia. Following then, there were an additional three similar cases identified in the investigation held by NBC.
According to Variety, the American journalist conducted similar behavior to ten other women by abusing his power. In regard to such accusation, Matt said,
“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed”
According to Business Insider, the former Today Show host has accumulated an estimated net worth of $100 million as of July 2019. The main source of his earnings is from the TV shows, he hosted over the years.
In addition, he had a salary of $25 million during the time of his work at NBC. In November 2016, he signed a contract up to 2018, for which he was paid the hefty amount of $20 million a year according to Variety.
Talking about his house, he has a house in Hamptons real estate which was bought for $36.5 million. The mansion is in 40-acre land, which consists of 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and two separate guest houses.
Lauer started his professional career as a producer on WOWk-TV in Huntington in 1979. After a year, he was promoted to an on-air reporter for the newscasts show which aired from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Later, the American journalist appeared as co-host of PM Magazine in various cities such as Richmond (1980-1981), Providence (1981-1984), and New York (1984-1986). In September 1989, he was hired as the host of 9 Broadcast Plaza on WWOR-TV.
In 1992, Matt started working at NBC News as co-presenter of early weekday news show Today in New York. Later, he appeared as the co-host of the show Live at Five alongside Sue Simmons.
From 1992 to 1997, he hosted the program NBC News at Sunrise and replaced Bryan Gumbel on the popular NBC show Today Show in 1997. At the same time, he also worked as an anchor of different programs on MSNBC and Discovery Channel.
Following then, the American journalist started the program Where in the World is Matt Lauer? from 1998 to 2009. In his professional career, he interviewed some important personnel including George W. Bush, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Vladimir Putin.
Between 1998 and 2017, he appeared as the co-host for NBC’s live coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Matt Lauer is an American actor, journalist, and reporter, best known as the anchor of NBC Show Today Show.
Matt Lauer is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 meters tall.
Matt Lauer is 61 years old as of August 2019.
Matt Lauer has a net worth of $100 million as of August 2019.