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Matt Lauer To Be Fired? Rumors Abound On Twitter

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Amid rumors that Matt Lauer will be fired from the “Today” show are denials that the popular host has an “image problem”, and NBC says they have no plans to let him go, although if Twitter is to be believed, he’s already on his way out the door.

The show is allegedly losing viewers to “Good Morning America”, and “Today” head Alexandra Wallace is rumored to have been looking for a replacement for Lauer even though he just renewed his $25 million contract, something she denies vehemently.

“There is absolutely no truth to this,” Wallace said. “There have been some recent outrageous claims regarding Matt and the ‘Today’ show, and an awful lot of piling on from nameless, faceless sources. These stories are wrong and irresponsible.”

The show has taken some heat this year already for firing Ann Curry, something Twitter recognizes all too well. The social media site has been burning up with rumors that Lauer is on his way out, despite the network’s denials.

Matt Lauer To Be Fired? Rumors Abound On Twitter
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  • tim

    PUT JENNA WOLFE NEXT TO HIM AND SHE WILL BE A WINNER. SHE’S THE CLOSEST YOU’LL EVER GET TO KATIE AND THAT IS WHAT THE SHOW NEEDS!

    • deb

      What happended to Jenna on Sunday morning?

  • walton Chiu

    I hope so. I have never been able to stomach him. That bucktoothed
    arrogance of his. I heard from NYC friends that he is a total closet
    queen. And look what he did to poor, sweet, dear Ann Curry. He is a jerk! And what goes around, comes around, Matt!

  • http://yahoo no name

    I hope the rumors are true – I don’t know anyone, including self, who watches the show – and when asked – they say it is because of him.

  • ron Whitley

    Matt is not the problem….the show’s format is pulling him down. What’s with this no-name panel he has to share with. Who cares about their opinions “every” day? He needs help from the front office to bring on more interesting subjects if NBC is to keep up with the competition. Don’t throw the baby out……!

  • http://Yahoo mjgrannie

    Matt may be a part of the problem . . . but, I think Savannah lacks warmth, personality, and a sense of humor and is the other part of the problem! I would rather bring Ann Curry back or put Natalie or Jenna together with Willie Geist . . . that would bring the viewers back.

    • Chris

      I totally agree, Savannah, Al, should have gone a long time ago along with Matt. I love GMA, funny, they are all great. Natalie, Jenna would be great on the Today Show. A shake up is due for the Today Show.

  • http://home JIMMY T MATTHEWS

    Yes it’s time for him to go. While were at it , lets fire that
    bugged eyed black guy to.

  • John

    It has been so much BS I only watch Al for the weather. and look for the black man who is on the ropes watching every day, I wish U could do a segment about him it would be of interest.

  • LoveAnnCurry

    He is the most arrogant S.O.B. on morning television. Ann Curry had warmth and personality and offset his arrogance without her the show seems unreal and unsincere. I switched to GMA and love it! That show stands by Robyn Roberts and that says so much for their humanity.

  • Sue

    I always felt that Matt Lauer was a jerk and it wouldn’t matter who they paired him with. His lack of empathy for Ann Curry when she was removed from the show is evident of this. Even Al Roker commented on that saying that Matt “threw her under the bus.” I hope the rumors are true.

  • LEM

    I was never a fan of Matt Lauer or Al Roker, but I like TODAY a lot better than GMA

  • http://yahoo picturegirl

    I think Willie Guiest would be an excellent replacement. Savannah is a crashing bore and so is Chuck Todd. I only tune in if I know Al Roker or Natalie will do a segment. Matt AND Savannah, needs to go. Bring Ann Curry Back!!! Sometimes you need quirky.

  • http://yahoo mg

    Matt is great! The new fellow is as bland as a boiled potato!
    Get rid of that stupid panel stuff.
    Erica is awful.

    • Tami

      Who is Erica?

  • Darnell

    I vowed every since they allowed this weasel to throw Ann Curry off the set of the Today Show, that I wouldn’t watch it until he is gone, you know what weasel lacks, he lacks the fun and joy that GMA has, it’s not just about one person over there and as long as this weasel is still there it all about him

  • http://Yahoo Sher

    They are losing viewers becasue they let Ann go and hired the boring Savannah and Matt does have an ego. Can’t stand him. I don’t watch the show anymore since they played dirty to Ann.

  • http://yahoo cherykm

    Loved ann curry her Tv personality and voice delightful.NBC has had bad ratings for longer than ann curry…think maybe her male cohost should be the one gone. Ann reports THe OTHER GUY Matt opinionates.

  • Ray Workman

    I used to be a huge fan of Matt Lauer. However, the way he helped get Ann Curry fired makes me want to never watch the TODAY show again. After I sent the TODAY show a letter of support for Ms. Curry, which they never aknowledged, sealed the deal. I will no longer watch NBC in the morning or the TODAY show. They can keep their boy toy, Matt Lauer!

  • Michael

    How does a network keep someone on, this arrogant, and yet as dumb as he is? I would like to see the demographics that show his popularity. I never believed it, and I think that its a product of the network saying what they always hoped people would believe. He’s nothing more than a punk. No one cares “Where the Hell” Matt Lauer is

  • Allan

    New ladies stink. All about themself. Matt is ok does
    great interviews. Don’t care for the show with all the
    newbies. Ture on music during that time.

  • Vern Wheatley

    They should have got rid of Matt and kept Ann.

  • KeepOnKeepingOn

    NBC has bigger problems than just Matt L and the Today show. Their ratings have tanked since the stupid network fired Ann Curry. We’ll never see them admit or recify the situation but what do you want to bet NBC is the one who leaked this news as well as the news about Ann C? They are testing the waters to see what kind of reaction they get from the viewing public. The powers-that-be at NBC have Brian Williams who called out his out his own network for employeeing the irrelevent Donald Trump. Lat night Costa’s blames gun control for a sick NFL football player killing a pregnant woman. The arrogant personalities (and yes, I use that word lightly) have big heads and big bank accounts and NBC has created the whole problem. Suffer in silence, please….

  • Dawn Bates

    I have not watched the Today show since they got rid of Ann. I can’t even look at Matt or Savannah. Get rid of them all and start over.

  • Chris Matthews

    I THINK HE SHOULD BE FIRED AND ANN CURRY SHOULD REPLACE HIM!! HE IS SUCH AN ARROGENT SON OF A GUN AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS HIS DOING THAT LED TO ANN CURRY BEING REPLACED.

    • S

      I do agree that Ann Curry should come back… After she left the show I have stopped watching the Today show. Ann was very pleasant to watch and they made a wrong move by letting her go!

  • L.D. Wright

    Guess I would “give a rat’s rearend” if I cared about the “main-stream-media” but could care less if they keep him or fire his worthless ass. He is a bitter liberal with a liberal agenda and contributes nothing to professional journalism. Good ridance!!

  • gary

    Don’t like him and will not watch show because of him.

  • elizabeth borunda

    bring Ann Curry back. I havn’t felt the same about the show since she left. Or about Matt Lauer.

  • Berni Thurmon

    Go and find Anne Curry bring her back and get rid of Matt Lauer, the ratings are almost guaranteed to hit the ceiling- you made a big-g-g-g mistake!!

  • Anita

    I will never watch the Today show until they get rid of Matt and Savannah.

  • http://yahoo Miki

    He seems aloof, distant and snobbish.

  • http://yahoo.com Linda

    I have stopped watching the Today show since Ann Curry was let go as co-host. I guess many felt the same as I did. I have felt they needed a replacement for Matt Lauer for some time. I don’t really have an opinion about Savannah Guthrie since I stopped watching the show, but they really need a bigger group such as GMA has which gives the show an edge. I may never go back to NBC for the morning news and I certainly won’t with Lauer remaining. I would love to see Ann skip ship and go to GMA, but wherever she stays, she is a class act.

  • Anna

    I now watch CBS and will until the replace Matt and Savannah.

  • Heidi

    Replace Matt with Willie Geist.

    • MK

      He needs to be knocked off his high horse. An arrogant and overpaid NBC employee spouting their agenda at a time when a lot of everyday americans remain jobless, What does he do for 25 million? As for Ann Curry stopped watching Today when she showcased and promoted the Bush daughter. Can Chris Matthews please be next!

      • James Wagstaff

        He has no personality at all. Show was much better when Meredith was there. Sure do miss Ann Curry. She is so genuine and intelligent. Al Roker needs to go with him. He thinks he is cute & funny, which he is not.

  • Monique Harrell

    Matt is the reason why the Today has had issues. He is hardly there and he doesn’t do any news period. He didn’t step in to help Ann at all which wasn’t fair.
    I hope that they do fire him cause until he does I ain’t watching it.

    • Doris Bishop

      I will not watch the today show, if Matt does not go. I haven’t watched that show in years. Matt just don’t have what it takes to do this show. Please bring back Ann Curry.

  • YES

    Too bad if it is not true…It Should Be! He is a selfish, non-broadcaster. So self-centered that he feels that nothing can bring him down. But the people have spoken…even if the network exec’s won’t admit it…it is true that the public see him as the person who got Anne fired and who will only work with his personal fav’s. Not a team player at ALL. And a VERY poor interviewer. What a great day if he does leave…we can watch the show again…it has been years…we stopped when he started…Goodbye…

  • nancy

    Matt is great, leave him alone already! One of the Today problems for me is that they moved (sweet) Ann from the news to the anchor position. She never was able to get comfortable in her new role. When I’m half asleep I need someone who is awake and bubbly to make me laugh. I know there will never be another Katie (Meredith was close). I don’t believe Matt was involved in Ann being fired.

  • Larry Stevens

    Take tiny Matt Lauer in his little booster seat and fire his ass! His ego is so enormous that he has to jack his chair up a foot so that he looks taller than Savannah on camera. His smugness is a turn off (literally)!

  • Don Huse

    Dumping Ann Curry was a big mistake. Matt and Savannah might have a little more going between them (Matt seems fascinated by Savannah!) but she doesn’t have the warmth, charm, or knowledge that Ann or Meredith had. Don’t think she’s going to get there either. Smart girl but this might not be the right place for her.

  • lois

    MATT, dont let the door hit you on the way out.

  • gregg

    Psycho ROKER is the elephant in the living room.

    • http://themojoman.com TheMojoMan

      RIGHT ON !!!

  • http://themojoman.com TheMojoMan

    Has a snooty look,,never liked the guy. “ll nose”

  • Indy-ann

    I agree with John,there should be a segment about the black guy that hangs on the ropes every morning; rain, shine, sleet/snow. He has been a fan and regular spectator for a lot of years. There is no UMPH to the show, Savannah has no personality + she has made it clear by her dog whistle comments that she dislikes the President. While interviewing, she chastized Ed Shultz for speaking favorable of the president during the debates. Ann Curry has personality,ambition,humor,and empathy. The Today Show should re-evaluate the meterologist position, the host anchor. Where are all the women who reports the news coming from? It seems the entire NBC staff is short of diversity as well as energy.

  • http://themojoman.com TheMojoMan

    Has a “SNOOTY” look,,never liked that guy. “All NOSE”.

  • joe

    iquit watching when ann currey was fired. i don’t like matt lauer but if you want to blame someone blame nbc for not hiring a great host and then firing the closest thing that they had. al roker is a complete waste. If you just want him to do weather then that is ok. but as a co-host he don’t cut it.

  • Mike D

    Its about time someone talked about firing Lauer. The interview he did with the wife of the soldier accused of gunning down Taliban fighters was particularly disturbing. I hated him before that but I havent watched one minute of that show since.

  • D. Warren

    I personally think Matt is hard to relate to and he is arrogant. It especially comes across when he interviews people that are “beneath” him. Remember when he interviewed the Turtleman? He might as well have laughed in his face. I think Willie Geist is a perfect replacement and people can relate to him more than Matt and his stuffiness. All that money he is making has definitely changed him and made him out of touch with what goes on in Middle America.

    • Dixick

      You are so right! Time to go, Matt.

  • bill

    another case of an individual getting by on very LITTLE talent for years. he had way more of his 15 minutes……time to ride Matt..
    sooner the better……

  • william tucker

    GET HIM OUTA THERE ASAP, PLEASE!!

  • edwin

    Sounds like it is because of plummeting ratings. I feel proud to be one of the contributing persons. I boycotted that show after they decided to interview Bernie Madoff’s family and portray them as “victims” and feel sorry for them….Lauer and his fakeness

  • steventoddpipia

    the people have spoken. Flush this turd. He is arrogant and awkward with guests–especially condescending with guests far too often. Matt cries like a bitch about his possible termination by the network…? Man up you pussy! Whatever happened to real men? No wonder this country is in the tubes.

  • bill

    he is arrogant……hard to figure why.
    looks like a rat and has personality of a two-day old fart….
    do the network (and improve your ratings) and let him go.

  • Todd

    But, not to worry, Matt has just signed a multi-year contract as the official spokesman for Chia-Pet!

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