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Matt Lauer apologizes for the 'shame and pain' he has caused as the fired Today host admits there is 'enough truth' in the bombshell sexual assault allegations levelled against him

BREAKING NEWS: Matt Lauer fired from Today for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace' after colleague files complaint - and NBC News reveals it may not have been an isolated incident

No laughing matter: Matt Lauer (above in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics) is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety

  • Matt Lauer admits his 'troubling flaws' have led to the allegations against him 
  • Says it is now his 'full time job' to repair the damage he has caused to his family and to NBC 
  • Lauer is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety
  • One woman received a sex toy with 'an explicit note about how [Lauer] wanted to use it on her'  while Lauer flashed another woman
  • Lauer reportedly had a button under his desk at 30 Rock that allowed him to lock the door while inside the office 
  • He used it during one alleged encounter in 2001 where he had sex with a married staffer until she passed out  
  • 'Management sucks there. They protected the s*** out of Matt Lauer,' said one former reporter 
  • Three women have now filed complaints with NBC over the alleged harassment they endured at the hands of Lauer 
  • Lauer is also believed to have sexted female staffers and sent them lewd images 

Fired Today host Matt Lauer has apologized for the pain and anguish he has caused his loved ones and NBC after a series of bombshell sexual assault allegations led to him being fired from the show.

Lauer released a statement through his former employers in which he asked for forgiveness and admitted there was 'enough truth' in the claims made against him.

'There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry', he said.

'The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my troubling flaws. It has been humbling.

'Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized. But there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

'I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.' 

Hoda Kotb was in again for Lauer, with her and Savannah Guthrie appearing in considerably good spirits given their marathon Wednesday, which kicked off with the new of Lauer's sexual misconduct and did not end until well into the night with the two women hosting the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Lauer had been scheduled to host that event.

During the opening segment, Today highlighted the comments made by Natalie Morales on Tuesday, who urged the network to do the right thing before stating: 'When and if she wants to tell her story publicly, I'm sure she will, but it did take a lot of courage for her to come forward. It was no doubt a very painful decision.'

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Savannah Guthrie reads apology from Matt Lauer on Today
No laughing matter: Matt Lauer (above in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics) is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety

No laughing matter: Matt Lauer (above in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics) is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety

Cartoon villain: Lauer reportedly had a button under his desk at 30 Rock (above) that allowed him to lock the door while inside the office. A woman said that she had sex with the anchor in 2001 until she passed out, and eventually woke up on his floor with her pants down 

Cartoon villain: Lauer reportedly had a button under his desk at 30 Rock (above) that allowed him to lock the door while inside the office. A woman said that she had sex with the anchor in 2001 until she passed out, and eventually woke up on his floor with her pants down 

(From left to right) Lester Holt, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker put on a brave face as the took to the stage for the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, just hours after Lauer was axed from NBC 

(From left to right) Lester Holt, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker put on a brave face as the took to the stage for the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, just hours after Lauer was axed from NBC 

Lauer's apology, read out on the show this morning, came hours after more graphic details of the allegations against the host emerged. 

In the latest allegation, a married NBC staffer claimed she woke up in Matt Lauer's office with her pants halfway down her legs after having sex with the anchor until she passed out. 

The woman told The New York Times that the longtime Today Show host's assistant had to take her to see a nurse after the alleged encounter in 2001.

The former employee, who was in her 40s at the time, said Lauer first made advances towards her while covering a story away from their NY headquarters in the late 1990s. 

She described moving away from him during a car journey to the airport because he was sitting 'uncomfortably close', to which he apparently replied: 'You're no fun'.

Then, in 2001, she claims the married Lauer summoned her to his office at 30 Rock in New York to discuss work. She says he then used a button under his desk to lock the door and then told her to unbutton her blouse.

LAUER ADMITS SHAME AND WRONGDOING

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my troubling flaws. It has been humbling.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized. But there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.'

As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC  

I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.

Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job.

She said the veteran broadcaster then stepped out from behind his desk, pulled out a chair, bent her over, and started having sex with her until she fell unconscious.

The woman told The Times she woke up a while later on the floor of his office with her pants halfway down her legs, prompting his assistant to take her to seek medical attention.

The ex-staffer, who has not been named, is one of a string of women who have come forward accusing Lauer of sexual misconduct. 

She did not tell NBC about the alleged incident at the time because she thought she could have done more to stop Lauer's actions, and she left around a year later.

NBC executives fired Lauer on Tuesday night soon after they saw a string of lewd messages and explicit photos he sent an intern during the Sochi Olympics, reports suggest. 

His departure was announced by visibly-shaken co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday morning, and a number of explosive stories on his alleged conduct during his time at the Rockefeller Center quickly followed. 

He has been accused of flashing his penis at one woman and buying another a sex toy.

There was also a stunning revelation that he had a button under his desk that would lock to the door to his office.

It was a security-measure used by most high-profile employees at NBC, but Lauer allegedly used it at least once so he could have sex with the NBC staffer in 2001.   

The NBC investigation that led to his spectacular downfall was sparked by an intern who accused him of sexually assault at the beginning in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics.

She shared her account with the human resources and legal departments of NBC News on Monday - Lauer was fired just 24 hours later.

He was sacked so quickly because of lewd messages he sent the female staffer, and at least one explicit picture.

Variety also spoke with 10 past and present workers at the company who accused Lauer of a vast array of sexual misconduct, including the intern who claims she was attacked at Sochi. 

NBC's swift response was still not enough for some women however, who said their complaints to executives at the company fell on deaf ears.

An NBC spokesperson disputed this, stating: 'We can say unequivocally, that, prior to Monday night, current NBC News management was never made aware of any complaints about Matt Lauer’s conduct.' 

Through the years:  Lauer and his cohosts over the past two decades (clockwise from top: Katie Couric, Meredith Viera and Ann Curry)

Through the years:  Lauer and his cohosts over the past two decades (clockwise from top: Katie Couric, Meredith Viera and Ann Curry)

Lauer is said to have sexted female coworkers during his stint at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He is seen interviewing members of the USA Women's Hockey Team 

Lauer is said to have sexted female coworkers during his stint at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He is seen interviewing members of the USA Women's Hockey Team 

Those interviewed said it was at the OIympic Games where Lauer made moves on a number of female staff members.

'Lauer would invite women employed by NBC late at night to his hotel room while covering the Olympics in various cities over the years,' claims Variety reporter Ramin Setoodeh. 

'He later told colleagues how his wife had accompanied him to the London Olympics because she didn’t trust him to travel alone.' 

None of the 10 individuals who spoke with Variety are identified in the piece, including the woman who got the sex toy along with 'an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her.'

That woman said she was 'mortified,' while a fellow co-worker's state was described as 'visibly shaken' after  Lauer allegedly flashed her in his office.

When she did not do anything, Lauer reportedly 'reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.'

And in that office Lauer had a device under his desk that allowed him to lock the door, something he had added after the departure of his co-host Katie Couric in 2006.

'His office was in a secluded space, and he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up,' writes Setoodeh. 

'This afforded him the assurance of privacy. It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him.'

That information came courtesy of two of the women who spoke with the writer of the piece.

'There were a lot of consensual relationships, but that’s still a problem because of the power he held,' said one producer. 

'He couldn’t sleep around town with celebrities or on the road with random people, because he’s Matt Lauer and he’s married. So he’d have to do it within his stable, where he exerted power, and he knew people wouldn’t ever complain.'

While not named, one woman in particular seemed to catch Lauer's eye according to those interviewed for the piece. 

'Several employees recall how he paid intense attention to a young woman on his staff that he found attractive, focusing intently on her career ambitions,' reads the story. 

'And he asked the same producer to his hotel room to deliver him a pillow.'

Tough morning: The news was announced at the top of Wednesday's program by Savannah Guthrie, who could be seen clutching Hoda Kotb's hand for support (above)

Tough morning: The news was announced at the top of Wednesday's program by Savannah Guthrie, who could be seen clutching Hoda Kotb's hand for support (above)

Timing: This all comes just as exposes detailing claims of sexual misconduct against Lauer are set to be released by Variety and The New York Times (Kotb above on Wednesday)

Timing: This all comes just as exposes detailing claims of sexual misconduct against Lauer are set to be released by Variety and The New York Times (Kotb above on Wednesday)

'This is a very tough morning for both of us. I've known Matt for 15 years. And I've loved him as a friend and a colleague,' said Kotb

Shut it down: Natalie Morales said on Access Hollywood (above) that she was shocked, and firmly stated once again that she and Lauer did not engage in a relationship at Today

Shut it down: Natalie Morales said on Access Hollywood (above) that she was shocked, and firmly stated once again that she and Lauer did not engage in a relationship at Today

Lauer's fixation on woman's bodies and physical appearance is also a big part of the story, with multiple people saying that he would often play the game 'F***, Marry or Kill' with staffers.

One of the show's anchors would often gossip about Lauer's sexual escapades according to staffers while a former reporter said: 'Management sucks there. They protected the s*** out of Matt Lauer.'

He is exiting meanwhile in the wake of his longtime booker Matt Zimmerman also losing his job.

Zimmerman was also dismissed for sexual harassment. 

Reporter Yashar Ali also shared on Wednesday that he too had spoken to at least one individual who accused Lauer of exposing himself in her presence.

Lauer leaves his job as the longest-running morning show anchor on network television and the highest paid, taking home an annual salary of $25million prior to his termination.

Lack told staffers on Friday during their editorial call that Lauer had expressed remorse when he informed him of the network's decision to terminate his contract, less than 24 hours after an investigation was launched into his accuser's claims.

'This is a sad morning here at Today and NBC News,' said a tearful Savannah Guthrie while revealing the news at the start of the popular morning show.

Guthrie then read the letter that NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack had sent to employees just moments before, which stated that Lauer's alleged offense may not have been an 'isolated incident.'

'We learned this moments ago, just this morning. As you can imagine, we are devastated. And we are still processing all of this,' said Guthrie on Tuesday morning. 

'I will tell you, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. But we will be covering this story, as reporters, as journalists. I'm sure we'll learn more details in the hours and days to come. We promise to share that with you.'

The scandal was later addressed by former Today host Natalie Morales on Access Hollywood early Wednesday afternoon, who addressed the long-held rumors that she and Lauer had a relationship during her time on the show. 

'I woke up to the news like everyone this morning — just in shock. The Today show of course, has been my family for 16 years now and it is difficult. I think everyone is saying how difficult it is to process the news,' said Morales.

'I have personally dealt with rumors in the past for years that were hurtful to me, my family – they diminished my hard work. I've addressed those rumors head-on in the past. That is not the story today.'

She then firmly stated: 'The story today is the courage of a colleague who did come forward, and when and if she wants to tell her story publicly, I’m sure she will. But it did take a lot of courage for her to come forward. It was no doubt a very painful decision.' 

It seems that he will not be missed by all of his past and former co-workers however, with former MSNBC host Keith Olberman tweeting: 'Matt Lauer was remorsely vindictive and tyrannical to everyone at NBC News and management repeatedly enabled him and buried the issue.' 

Civil rights lawyer Ari Wilkenfeld is representing the woman accusing Lauer, who met with the Times on Monday but said she was not yet ready to reveal her identity or share her story.

NBC CHAIRMAN ANDY LACK MEMO TO STAFF

Dear Colleagues,

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 twenty years he's been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.

Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.

We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization -- and do it in as transparent a manner as we can. To that end, Noah and I will be meeting with as many of you as possible throughout the day today to answer your questions.

Andy

'My client and I met with representatives from NBC’s Human Resources and Legal Departments at 6 p.m. on Monday for an interview that lasted several hours,' said Wilkenfeld in a statement to DailyMail.com on Wednesday.

'Our impression at this point is that NBC acted quickly, as all companies should, when confronted with credible allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.' 

He went on to state: 'While I am encouraged by NBC’s response to date, I am in awe of the courage my client showed to be the first to raise a complaint and to do so without making any demands other than the company do the right thing.' 

DailyMail.com reached out to Wilkenfeld to see if he could confirm the date of the alleged incident. 

Guthrie maintained her composure throughout the opening segment despite tearing up at times, and at one point was clutching on to co-host Hoda Kotb.

'Hoda, I mean, you know, for the moment, all we can say is we are heartbroken. I'm heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear friend and my partner. And he is beloved by many, many people here,' said Guthrie.

'And I'm heartbroken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell.'

Guthrie, in comments that very much echoed the ones made just last week by CBS This Morning hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, then spoke about this watershed moment for victims of sexual misconduct.

'We are grappling with a  dilemma that so many people have faced these weeks. How do you reconcile your love for someone with the recognition that they have behaved badly. And I don't know the answer to that,' said Guthrie. 

'But I know this reckoning that so many organizations have been going through is important. It's long overdue. And it must result in workplaces where all women, all people, feel safe and respected.'

She then stated: 'As painful as it is this moment in our culture, and this change, had to happen.'

Guthrie and Kotb learned the news just before they went on air, as did the rest of the NBC News staff. 

'On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,' wrote Lack in his letter. 

'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 twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.

'Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.

'We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we ca

NBC News has fired popular 'Today' show host Matt Lauer
Cast and crew: Lauer posed with his colleagues back in January (above) as he celebrated his 20th anniversary as anchor on Today

Cast and crew: Lauer posed with his colleagues back in January (above) as he celebrated his 20th anniversary as anchor on Today

Fired: Matt Lauer (above on November 8) has been terminated by NBC News following a claim that he sexually assaulted a colleague 

Fired: Matt Lauer (above on November 8) has been terminated by NBC News following a claim that he sexually assaulted a colleague 

Thanks for the memories: Lauer and Guthrie share a joyful embrace back in January

Thanks for the memories: Lauer and Guthrie share a joyful embrace back in January

In a statement on Wednesday, Today said: 'Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.'

Kotb also spoke about Lauer's departure and how the network would cover the news moving forward on Today.

'This is a very tough morning for both of us. I've known Matt for 15 years. And I've loved him as a friend and a colleague,' said Kotb. 

SAVANNAH'S TEARFUL COMMENTS ON LAUER

We learned this moments ago, just this morning. As you can imagine, we are devastated. And we are still processing all of this.

I will tell you, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. But we will be covering this story, as reporters, as journalists. I'm sure we'll learn more details in the hours and days to come. We promise to share that with you. 

Hoda, I mean, you know, for the moment, all we can say is we are heartbroken. I'm heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear friend and my partner. And he is beloved by many, many people here. 

And I'm heartbroken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell. 

And we are grappling with a dilemma that so many people have faced these weeks. How do you reconcile your love for someone with the recognition that they have behaved badly. 

And I don't know the answer to that. But I know this reckoning that so many organizations have been going through is important. It's long overdue. And it must result in workplaces where all women, all people, feel safe and respected. 

As painful as it is this moment in our culture, and this change, had to happen.

'And just like you were saying, Savannah. It's hard to reconcile what we are hearing with the man who we know, who walks in this building every, single day. We're both woken up with the news kind of pre-dawn. And we're trying to process it and make sense of it.'

Lauer had been at the helm of Today since January 6, 1997, having initially started at NBC in 1992 when he filled in as a newsreader on Today before joining the show in a full-time role two years later. 

Lauer has also interviewed the last four sitting presidents during his time on Today. 

The current Commander-in-Chief responded to the shocking news with a somewhat irreverent post on Twitter, writing: 'Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!'

He later followed that up by writing: 'So now tha Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!'

Later on Today, Megyn Kelly also spoke about the termination of the morning show's golden child.

'This one does hit close to home. I, too, have known Matt for a long time. And he's been a friend and kind and supportive to me in my transition to NBC News. And I see the anguish on my colleagues' faces,' said a somber Megyn. 

'But when this happens, what we don't see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward. And it is a terrifying thing to do. We don't see the career opportunities women lose because of sexual harassment or the intense stress it causes a woman dealing with it when she comes to work each day. 

She then added: 'I am thinking of those women this morning and hoping they are okay.' 

Megyn Kelly reacts to Matt Lauer firing over 'sex assault'
Hopeful segment: Jenna Bush Hager, who was not in the studio on Wednesday, did not comment on the news directly but did comment on a segment about children with cancer transforming into superheroes by tweeting: 'Needed this today'

Hopeful segment: Jenna Bush Hager, who was not in the studio on Wednesday, did not comment on the news directly but did comment on a segment about children with cancer transforming into superheroes by tweeting: 'Needed this today'

Ally: Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan also commented, writing on Twitter: 'Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer. "Today Show" #ROSEARMY'

Ally: Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan also commented, writing on Twitter: 'Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Matt Lauer. "Today Show" #ROSEARMY'

Her view: Joy Behar responded to the news by noting Lauer's alleged role in pushing out Ann Curry back in 2012 and saying: 'Karma's a b****'

Her view: Joy Behar responded to the news by noting Lauer's alleged role in pushing out Ann Curry back in 2012 and saying: 'Karma's a b****'

Response: CBS This Morning opened their show with the news, with anchors Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King (above) recounting their own very similar experience just last week with Charlie Rose

Response: CBS This Morning opened their show with the news, with anchors Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King (above) recounting their own very similar experience just last week with Charlie Rose

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  • NBC has announced that Matt Lauer has been fired 
  • Veteran Today show host was accused of 'inappropriate sexual behavior' 
  • Network said it was the basis of a 'detailed complaint from a colleague' 
  • 'We were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident', the statement said 
  • Tearful Savannah Guthrie announced the news on the show this morning 
  • She said she was 'devastated' by the news 

Matt Lauer has been fired from Today after a colleague accused the longtime host of 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace' it was announced on Wednesday.

'This is a sad morning here at Today and NBC News,' said a tearful Savannah Guthrie while revealing the news at the start of the popular morning show.

Guthrie then read the letter that NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack had sent to employees just moments before, which stated that Lauer's alleged offense may not have been an 'isolated incident.'

'We learned this moments ago, just this morning. As you can imagine, we are devastated. And we are still processing all of this,' said Guthrie. 

'I will tell you, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. But we will be covering this story, as reporters, as journalists. I'm sure we'll learn more details in the hours and days to come. We promise to share that with you'

Fired: Matt Lauer has been axed over sexual misconduct claims

Fired: Matt Lauer has been axed over sexual misconduct claims

Savannah Guthrie 'heartbroken' over Matt Lauer scandal

Guthrie maintained her composure throughout the opening segment despite tearing up at times, and at one point was clutching on to co-host Hoda Kotb.

'Hoda, I mean, you know, for the moment, all we can say is we are heartbroken. I'm heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear friend and my partner. And he is beloved by many, many people here,' said Guthrie.

'And I'm heartbroken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell.'

Guthrie, in comments that very much echoed the ones made just last week by CBS This Morning hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, then spoke about this watershed moment for victims of sexual misconduct.

'We are grappling with a  dilemma that so many people have faced these weeks. How do you reconcile your love for someone with the recognition that they have behaved badly. And I don't know the answer to that,' said Guthrie. 

'But I know this reckoning that so many organizations have been going through is important. It's long overdue. And it must result in workplaces where all women, all people, feel safe and respected.'

She then stated: 'As painful as it is this moment in our culture, and this change, had to happen.'

Guthrie and Kotb learned the news just before they went on air, as did the rest of the NBC News staff. 

'On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,' wrote Lack in his letter. 

'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 twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.

'Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.

'We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can.'

Axed: Matt Lauer pictured center with co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb has been fired
Axed: Matt Lauer pictured center with co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb has been fired

The Today Show released this statement: 'Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.'

Lauer has been co-anchor of NBC News’ Today since January 6, 1997. He initially started at NBC in 1992 when he filled in as a newsreader on The Today Show. In January 1994 he joined the show full-time as a news anchor.

Since joining the network he carried out a number of noteworthy interviews. In November 2010 he interviewed former president George W Bush in his first one-on-one interview since leaving the Oval office.

He also sat down with President Barack Obama in several exclusive one-on-ones since he was elected in 2008. In June 2010, Obama told Lauer he wanted to know, “whose ass to kick,” regarding the devastating oil spill in the Gulf.

In June 2009 after Michael Jackson’s death Lauer went inside Neverland Ranch for a behind-the-scenes look inside the King of Pop’s world. He also talked with Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales in June 2006, in their first-ever American television interview to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother, Princess Diana’s, tragic death.

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Comment by dat gyrl VidaCocolosoQueenEmpres on November 30, 2017 at 4:26pm
mr1stroke i stopped when u said u stopped when I said I was mix since I didn't proclaim mix even I said I am looked at as white see .. your reading comprehension is flawed but I did say my daughter is .. I just stated facts on Sicilians but do continue to be racist like the piece of s*** white people who are racist.. makes you the same as what you are complaining about and makes you apart of the problem just as they are.
And no.. none of your replies after were read .. because you think everyone is the same.

Again be blessed.... may karma do to you as well as the racist white a*******.
Comment by mr1stroke on November 30, 2017 at 11:36am

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Comment by mr1stroke on November 30, 2017 at 11:34am
Comment by mr1stroke on November 30, 2017 at 11:29am

dat gyrl VidaCocolosoQueenEmpres i wont even read your whole comment i stop when you start telling about that you are mix, to me all that mix s*** is for people who are trying to be or feel special about their selves, being 100% black is not good enough, so all that is good for you and enjoy your life dont worry about me, but let me tell you something i tell everyone i meet and also those who knows me when i sit down and read about my past there is no way i want to even look at a white person, and the past is also our present, so i let every one knows that i am a proud racist, i will never like a white person until the day i die even if that person save my life or my kids life i will return the favor but i will make sure i never like them unless God come down on earth, looking at somalia right now it is all because of white people, in libya right now they are selling Africans as little as $150 as slaves throughout the world many are ending up in europe that is why i am always in favor whenever the terrorist act against those countries,

so whatever you want to preach please do that to someone who cares, when i watch things like that going on in 2017 and no one is willing to do anything about it, the white people have the army they control every other countries with money and ignore things like that you cannot feel the pain i feel, i am hurting inside by asking myself what future does my daughter hold in this world, every day black girls and boys are missing cannot be found and ignore, where exactly are they ending up, so you see you and i have different concern you want to sit down rub shoulder break bread with white folks, i am trying to work on how many will i get rid off before i die, so skip me with your bull i am not concern about you and your mix back ground so ignore me and all my comments because you or anyone else are not important enough to change my views in life, if you want to change my views change the black situation with all that nonsense you are talking about

Comment by dat gyrl VidaCocolosoQueenEmpres on November 29, 2017 at 9:34pm
mr1stroke .. no disrespect .. because the racist s*** whites have made and still make non whites endure is horrid and never ever should be done .. but to condemn all of the same skin tone is being the same way as a racist piece of s*** white person. You are entitled to your preferences but continuing hate to all instead of a case by case basis is being exact same as the racist whites and does not help make things better. By no means am I saying to forget nor erase because the knowledge needs to be there so as not to let a continued pattern happen.. I am considered unfortunately white but in all technicalities one of my nationalities is Sicilian which are a mix of moors, Italian, Spaniard and I have been told aztec.. my daughter is also half Jamaican. WE live in NYC and she has sadly had Spanish kids say they hate Jamaicans and have been inappropriate... she said she had a white mother and was told by other students no dnt say that... I have told her when white ppl stare n click they tongue at her why they do after I openly curse them out til they leave the area or hang they head down esp if they get the nerve to stare again because I go off on them a second time and I'm extremely vocal.. my voice is not low by far... but as my skin tone clearly says I'm considered by sight as being white ... and I have a mixed child who obviously I have had to tell her bout racism and how racist whites are and I have told her also .. DON'T judge people on their skin .. judge each person individually on who they are as a person.. including how they treat you personally if u kno them personally..

I'm not telling you who u should like or anything on that aspect... but altho I do get where u are coming frm due to past and sadly still now very much in the present... fueling hate with hate.. is the same as fueling a gasoline fire with gasoline. Instead of a *for lack of better words * solution for the problem, the problem intensifies and snowballs out of control. All of us as HUMANS need to get together, Unite and find out how to help heal these wounds *again for the lack of better words * that racist whites inflict upon non whites.
I hope you stay blessed ...
(no need for back and forth I am just commenting not arguing.. I do understand you may comment back and u have every right to do so.. I just dnt do arguing but instead like to show compassion and a love for humanity and try to help spread it myself because there should be fairness across the board regardless even if was such a shade of human that waa purple with orange swirls)
Comment by mr1stroke on November 29, 2017 at 6:48pm

caribmama seems like 2018 will be very ugly for white men, as for as for black women, if it was black men they would already throw them under the bus, in everything whether a white man is wrong or right black women always favors them, protect them and make excuses why they keep their silences, lets be real honest if those white women can go through that, do you know what black women go through to even get a job, the s*** that i hear about certain black women, makes me want to throw up that is why when ever im interacting with a black women before i even sleep with her in the process of getting to know her i always ask if she ever been involve with a white man if the answer is yes even if i f*** the s*** of her there will not be a second time, to me that reject trash, i wont respect no black women who involve with a white man unless she is married, and even than i still dont respect her, history is not a made up story or fairytale, black history is still our present story and may be future, the only one who dont know that ar ethe insecure black men and women seeking white hugs

Comment by caribmama on November 29, 2017 at 6:31pm

Mr1Stoke.....the men are falling like dominos. This is the year of the women and they are going to be sitting on the sidelines cause this ain't over yet. There is more to come. It is interesting that black women are not saying anything, well except for that British chick cross the isle.

Comment by mr1stroke on November 29, 2017 at 3:09pm

l2017 was not a good year for the rich and power white men, I guess everyday you are adding to my reasons of loving being black, your own women are turning against you, since you have been using them to destroy the most productive black men, now you can have a taste of your own medicine

Tell me how does it taste, because this is just the beginning, those women groups want power and they will come for you with everything they got, can you see your future in 2018?

so let me understand these white women are coming forward they also said that we need to have conversation about women being harass in the workplace and men need to be part of the conversation
those women act like they are standing up for women in general, but what about women of color who have been harassed and discriminate in the workplace for years, still kept their silence, because no one would believe them or they wouldnt find work

if you believe you were part of the plan, have the white women in the workplace knew about your situation and discrimination? like i said before lets wait and see if negros are paying attention, let see if my black people are focus?
unless there is equality for all women no matter their race or color especially black women, it is not women rights or equality, so lets call it what it is, white women seeking power, white women want more rights and now they are using what their daddies taught them long ago and thats how to destroy men, they use to exercise it on black men especially dumb black Athletes, now they turn on their own kind

I guess you are the new black men, because your white women start to hate you just like you taught them to hate us, payback is is a real b**** with slut morals, they love no one, welcome to our world Mr white and rich lol ok let me watch how many more will fall

Bravo white women well done, im so feeling my self, and proud of who i am and that i was never afraid to be who i am, to speak my belief, i dont ever get involve with white women because they are evil and cannot be trusted, now im sitting back laughing, you proving my point keep knocking those men down, in every tragedy moments there will be opportunities, now some of us men who have been doing the right thing can keep moving without people trying to block us, well done your daddies taught you well, i would like to see the looks on their faces lol

now even to your daddies you are no longer princesses they are calling you whores, because you are using your hate, anger, jealousy at the wrong direction, powerful white men who will be powerless and broke, because the lawsuits are yet to come, unless you decide to give them a pass

many black women still keeping their silence and remain a white boy's b**** at that job place, do you women actually believe its about you, but than again negros believe anything, if it aint white they will not take it serious

Comment by Justine malone on November 29, 2017 at 1:57pm

REALLY WAS SHOCKED 

Comment by dat gyrl VidaCocolosoQueenEmpres on November 29, 2017 at 12:59pm
welp all that work he did just went down the drain because he wanted to be disrespectful to a female .. sad world.. I hope he is ashamed of himself

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