Matthew Todd Lauer (born December 30, 1957) is a currently unemployed American television journalist. He was host of The Today Show, from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC. He was also previously a news anchor for The Today Show from 1994 to 1997 and anchor for WNBC in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. He hosted of PM Magazine (or "Evening Magazine" 1980–86), and in the early 1990s, segments of HBO Entertainment News.
On November 29, 2017, NBC Chairman Andrew Lack terminated Lauer after an unidentified employee who was one of Lauer's subordinates complained that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with her. During the November 29, 2017 Today show, NBC News reporter Stephanie Gosk said that the allegations were related to incidents "throughout 2014". Some sources have said that the allegations were related to conduct that began at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and continued afterwards. Wikipedia