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Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer, 2006-08-29
Born December 30, 1957 (1957-12-30) (age 50)
Birth place Flag of the United States New York City, New York, U.S.
Circumstances
Occupation television personality
Children Three
Salary A reported $13,500,000/annually[1]
Notable credit(s) Today co-anchor
(1997–present)
Today news anchor
(1994–1997)
Official website

Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBC's The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond.[3] He was also host of PM Magazine (or "Evening Magazine" 1980-1986)[3] and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter.[3] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A celebrity is a person who is widely recognized in a society. ... For other uses, see Today. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A news anchor (US,Can. ... This article is about the state. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Providence redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... The PM/Evening Magazine format was created as a locally-produced light news, entertainment, and informational show, and was syndicated to local stations throughout the United States. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... A sideline reporter, sometimes known as a courtside reporter (in basketball) or third-member of a broadcast team, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists with additional coverage away from the broadcasting booth or press row (in basketball). ...

Contents

Background

Personal history

Matt Lauer was born on December 30, 1957 in New York City[2] and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut,[2] the son of parents Marilyn and Robert Lauer (a bicycle-company executive),[2] who divorced during his youth. His dad, Robert Lauer, died of cancer in 1997, soon after Lauer joined the cast of The Today Show.[4] In 1999, he and cohost Katie Couric initially resisted Today's series on their family roots. The series turned out to be a hit, and Lauer was moved, too, by what he learned about his immigrant ancestors. "My dad was Jewish. My mom is not. So I was not raised anything. I do feel a desire now to find something spiritual. Getting married and wanting to have kids has something to do with that."[4] is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ...


Lauer reportedly struggles with a fear of throwing up (emetophobia). Emetophobia is an excessive or irrational fear of vomiting or of being around others who are vomiting. ...


Marriage and family

Lauer was married from 1982 until 1989 to Nancy Alspaugh (1955- ), a television producer. The marriage ended in divorce and the couple had no children. From 1989 until 1996, he dated Kristen Gesswein, a television newscaster. They were briefly engaged.[2] In 1998, he married Annette Roque, a Dutch model: "We got married in a church, and when I go to churches and temples, I do feel something. I'm happy to be there. The minister who married us said he considers churches high places, elevated. I agree."[4] They now have three children, Jack Matthew, Romy, and Thijs.[2] In 2006, he and his wife of seven years, Annette, officially separated. The Dutch-born model, who at the time was pregnant with the couple's third child, filed for divorce on Sept. 13, 2006 in Manhattan Supreme Court.[5] However, the couple subsequently reconciled and live with their children in New York City.


Education

Matt Lauer went to Ohio University. Ohio University (OHIO) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ...


Career

Lauer began his television career in 1979 as a producer of the 12 o'clock news for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia. By 1980, he had become an on-air reporter on the 6 and 11 o'clock newscasts. He then started to move around the country to further his career, hosting a number of weekly information and talk programs in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond.[3] He was also host of PM Magazine from 1980-1986[3] and worked for ESPN in the 1980s. WOWK-TV serves the Charleston-Huntington market in West Virginia. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Providence redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... The PM/Evening Magazine format was created as a locally-produced light news, entertainment, and informational show, and was syndicated to local stations throughout the United States. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


He worked on the show "Talk of the Town" during 1988.


Lauer got his first job in the New York area when he was tapped to host a three-hour live interview program, WWOR-TV's 9 Broadcast Plaza, from 1989-1991. He moved to WNBC-TV in 1992, where he became co-anchor on the early weekday news show Today in New York, alongside Jane Hanson. After a year, he also filled the role of Live at Five co-anchor with Sue Simmons, and held that role until 1996. WWOR-TV, channel 9, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey, and serving the New York City metropolitan area. ... WNBC-TV, NBC4 is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ... Jane Hanson and Maurice DuBois in 1997 on Today in New York. ... Jane Hanson (born 1955) was host of the Emmy Award winning Janes New York on WNBC-TV in New York. ... Live at Five (or Live at 5) is a name used by several television stations in the United States and Canada to refer to their local newscasts or talk shows that air at 5:00 PM. The name was coined by WNBC-TV in New York City in 1980 for... Sue Simmons on NewsChannel 4 at 11. ...


Lauer's on-camera presence provided him with many opportunities with NBC's national news organization while working in their New York O&O. Lauer filled in as the newsreader on The Today Show for Margaret Larson when needed from 1992 to 1993. This "audition" allowed him to join The Today Show full-time in January 1994 as news anchor, while still co-anchoring Today in New York and Live at Five. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Margaret Larson is a 25-year broadcast journalist. ...


Lauer pinch-hit for NBC newscasters Scott Simon, Mike Schneider, and Jack Ford as the co-host of Weekend Today, and for Ann Curry as anchor of the former NBC News program NBC News at Sunrise from 1992 to 1997. Lauer had also filled in for Tom Brokaw on the NBC Nightly News. As the Today Show news anchor, he also stepped in for Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric in the Today Show hosting chair when required before being named the official co-anchor on January 6, 1997, after Gumbel stepped down.[6] Scott Simon is the host of National Public Radios Weekend Edition Saturday. ... Mike Schneider is a current anchor for Bloomberg Television. ... Jack Ford is currently the co-anchor of Courtside, the afternoon program on Court TV, alongside Ashleigh Banfield. ... For other uses, see Today. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is an American journalist and television personality who has served as news anchor on NBCs Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In addition to his duties on the Today Show, Lauer has also hosted programming on Discovery Channel[7] and MSNBC.[8] Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ...


Some career highlights

Beginning in 1998, Lauer has embarked on a once-yearly five-day globe-spanning called "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?", named after Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? from which it borrowed the theme song. This segment of the Today Show has sent Lauer to the far reaches of the Earth, where he has reported on the importance of the location. In recent years, he has broadcast from locations including Easter Island, the Panama Canal, Hong Kong, Croatia, and the Great Wall of China.[9] Where in the World is Matt Lauer? is a segment on NBCs Today show, which features co-host Matt Lauer traveling the world to various locations within one week. ... This article is about the PBS game show with this title. ... This article is about the theme song. ... Rapa Nui redirects here. ... The Panama Canal is a waterway in Central America which joins the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. ... The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Long wall) or (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)[1]) is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th...


In 2002, Lauer revealed a new, buzzcut hairstyle. He has done reports on hair loss and discussed his own hair loss, [10] stating in a 2000 interview that as his got "thinner and thinner", he would cut it "shorter and shorter". [11] Also see: 2002 (number). ... A buzz cut is a type of haircut named for the sound of the electric clippers which are used to shear the hair very closely to the scalp. ...


On some occassions, interviews conducted by Lauer have escalated into tense exchanges. In a June 2005 interview, Tom Cruise started an argument with Lauer about psychiatry and postpartum depression and called Lauer "glib." In a June 2006 interview with Ann Coulter, Coulter seemed to take offense at Lauer's questioning her criticism of September 11, 2001 widows and said, "You're getting testy with me."[12] Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... An MRI scan of a human brain and head. ... Postpartum depression (also postnatal depression) is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. ... Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961)[1] is an American best-selling author, columnist and political commentator. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Lauer hosted The Greatest American on the Discovery Channel, which used Internet and telephone voting by viewers to select the winner. Lauer was rather critical of his own program, since it tended to favor well-known figures over others who had less influence in pop culture.[citation needed] The Greatest American was a four part television series hosted by Matt Lauer in which millions of Americans nominated and elected whom they thought was the greatest person in U.S. history. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


Since 1998, has co-hosted NBC's live coverage of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Macys Day Parade redirects here. ...


In April 2006, Lauer made an announcement that he intends to stay with Today until 2011.


Lauer guest-starred as himself on a live episode of Will & Grace in early 2006. (Former co-anchor Katie Couric had guest-starred as herself on an episode of the same NBC sitcom a few years earlier.) [13][14] Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... This article is about the television network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ...


He shares his birthday of December 30 with his Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira, though Vieira is older by four years. Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ...


On June 19, 2007, he interviewed Prince Harry and Prince William of the United Kingdom.[15] HRH Prince Harry of Wales Henry Charles Albert David His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor) (born September 15, 1984), nicknamed Prince Harry, is a member of the British Royal Family, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. Harry is third in the line of... HRH Prince William of Wales William Arthur Philip Louis His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor) (born June 21, 1982) is a member of the British Royal Family, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and first son of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. ...


Notes

  1. ^ NBC renews Lauer's contract for ‘Today’
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Matt Lauer at the Internet Movie Database.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Matt Lauer - Filmography", Matt Lauer at the Internet Movie Database.
  4. ^ a b c Jeffrey Zaslow, "The Lauer Within", interview with Matt Lauer, USA Weekend, April 30, 2000, accessed July 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Hollywood.com, 'Today' Show Host Lauer and Pregnant Wife Split
  6. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3079110/
  7. ^ http://http://www.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp?uuid=b57520d3-4a9d-40e3-93b3-40d1cd0264c7
  8. ^ http://http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/headliners-legends/201913
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ Interview with Matt Lauer
  12. ^ http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06185/703146-44.stm "Queen of Mean: Coulter's attacks bring political discourse to a whole new level." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 4, 2006, accessed March 19, 2008.
  13. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0748750/ "Will & Grace" Bathroom Humor (2006)
  14. ^ http://imdb.com/title/tt0748827/ "Will & Grace" Marry Me a Little, Marry Me a Little More (2002)
  15. ^ Matt Lauer, "In Honor of Diana: Two Princes Speak on the 10th Anniversary of Their Mother's Death", transcript of interview (updated), MSNBC, June 19, 2007, accessed July 17, 2007.

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