Matt Lauer Signs New Deal With “Today”

Posted Friday April 6, 2012 8:08 AM GMT

He’s become part of the fabric of weekday morning television, and today Matt Lauer announced he’ll be sticking to his job at the “Today” show.

Anne Curry made the initial statement, to which Lauer replied, “Truth be told I was developing an idea for a new show where viewers could tune in every morning, and see someone they know lose a little more of his hair every single day in front of their eyes, so I thought, ‘I don’t have to do that. I can just stay here and do that.’”

Matt continued, “This is my family. I love this job, I love working with you guys,” amidst news that he’s signed a long-term deal with NBC.

Back in 1994, Lauer joined the team as a news reader, and became a co-anchor beginning in 1997.

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