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NBC extends Matt Lauer's 'Today' contract despite ratings falloff
NBC extends Matt Lauer's 'Today' contract despite ratings falloff

Where in the world is Matt Lauer? He's staying at NBC, that's where. Despite losing its status as the No. 1 morning show to ABC's "Good Morning America," NBC's "Today" has tapped Lauer to remain as cohost for at least two more years, according to a new report. "I couldn't be happier to be staying," Lauer wrote in a statement quoted by the New York Times. "He's the best in the business, and there is nobody I would rather have in the 'Today' anchor chair than Matt," NBC News president Deborah Turness said. During the 1990s, Lauer and then-coanchor Katie Couric became America's favorite morning hosts. But his reputation took a huge hit in 2012, when cohost Ann Curry was forced off the...