Report: Matt Lauer Planning to Leave "Today" Show

Posted Wednesday April 6, 2011 4:57 PM GMT

Following exit rumors of other highly-successful news media and well-over a decade at the anchor desk, Matt Lauer will reportedly resign from the "Today" show at the end of the year.

A source revealed the details to ET, saying Matt has already notified his NBC bosses that he won't be renewing his contract after it's December 31, 2010 expiration.

This comes after word spread of a possible September departure of co-host Meredith Vieira and, as well talk that his old "Today" cohort, Katie Couric is planning to leave the "CBS Evening News."

The hit morning program tried to quiet the fuss, saying, "There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and 'Today.'"

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