BREAKING NEWS: NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
New this morning, NBC has fired "Today" host Matt Lauer after allegations of sexual harassment arose earlier this week. Staff on the network received the news in a memo Wednesday morning.
Andrew Lack, NBC News president, said in a memo: “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
The announcement was made by Savannah Guthrie on "Today" this morning: