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Matt Lauer signs on for more 'Today' through 2018

Matt Lauer signs on for more 'Today' through 2018

Matt Lauer has quietly signed on for two more years as co-anchor on NBC’s “Today.”

Citing unnamed sources, the New York Post said late Tuesday that Lauer agreed to extend his commitment to the morning program through 2018. An NBC News representative is not officially commenting on the report. But a person familiar with the deal who was not authorized to comment said Lauer’s latest contract signing is not recent.

Lauer, 58, has been at the helm of “Today” since 1997. He joined  the program as a news reader in 1994. There had been no talk of him leaving “Today,” which generates around $500 million a year in revenue for...

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