Comment updating ago matthew day
Lauer’s downfall could have been hastened by any number of his current or former colleagues, or at least that was the word inside NBC circles.
He is one of the highest-paid men in television news, reportedly making up to million a year through at least 2018 under the terms of his latest contract, though how to end his contract was still unknown at press time.
Lauer had been with the show for 20 years and had become the most powerful figure at NBC News.
As I have written, the three network morning shows together represent about a billion dollars in revenue for their corporate parents. For the broadcast-news divisions, the morning shows can make the difference between profit and loss.
You could already see reports of him saying that it was a mistake.” (Kelly’s ratings have tumbled from last year, before she took over, according to one insider.) Similarly, NBC insiders saw the hand of Ann Curry, whom Lauer ousted, in his demise, and possibly even Billy Bush.
(Curry and Bush could not be reached for comment.) The repercussions inside NBC are unlikely to stop with Lauer.“I had heard rumors about Matt, but that’s all,” Kelly said Wednesday, speaking at Business Insider’s Ignition 2017 media conference in New York.Then, on Monday, a woman who had already met with but who wished to remain anonymous, went with her lawyer to meet with representatives from NBC’s human-resources department to lodge a formal complaint about Lauer.