Matt Lauer: “There is no feud with Al Roker”
“The Today Show” host Matt Lauer says he does not believe that Al Roker is trying to sabotage their show despite his funny acts — saying that any reports about a beef between Al and the show is nothing more than a “rumor.”
According to reports, 54-year-old Matt Lauer was on his way home from the gym in New York City on Tuesday when media outlet TMZ spotted him and asked him about all the issue with the “Today” show. This includes the fact that rival “Good Morning America” has taken over as the leader in the morning news war.
“We feel the heat every day,” Matt Lauer said, adding “but we have for the last 20 years that I’ve been there.”
The TV host added, “We’re just trying to do the best show we can do every single day … and I think we’re doing a good job right now … and I think the cycle will reverse.”
As for Al Roker’s pattern of bizarre behavior on air since his good friend Ann Curry was booted off from the show, TMZ reports that Matt Lauer does not seem concerned about the situation.
Lauer is best known as a television journalist and host of NBC’s “The Today Show” since 1996. He was previously a news anchor in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond. He was also host of “PM Magazine” (or “Evening Magazine” 1980-1986) and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. In the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News.