Matt Lauer

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Quotes (2)

  • Matt Lauer: (on Katie's farewell from "Today") I'm going to miss Katie (Couric) more than I think anyone knows. This is the one person who has sat by my side every single day, basically. We do know what each other is thinking and can complete each other's sentences.

  • Matt: I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?'

Trivia (17)

  • Matt happens to share the same birthday as his co-anchor Meredith Vieira on Today. Matt is four years younger.

  • Matt attended the funeral of fellow news anchor Tim Russert.

  • While working for NBC news, Matt has filmed 5 public service announcements for The More You Know campaign. His topics were parental involvment in school, family communication, volunteerism, teacher recruitment, and reading.

  • On two seperate occasions, tensions have escalated during interviews Matt Lauer has conducted. In June 2005, Tom Cruise got into a heated argument with Matt about psychiatry. In June 2006, an interview with Ann Coulter turned sour, when Coulter took offense to Matt's questioning her criticism of the September 11, 2001 widows.

  • In 2002, in a rather surprising move, Matt Lauer changed his hairstyle from a full head of hair to a buzzcut. Immediately after, Matt Lauer received substantial media attention and also became the butt of many on-air pranks from his Today co-hosts.

  • Matt Lauer began his reporting career in 1979 as a producer for the noon newscast for WOWK-TV of Huntington, West Virginia.

  • Matt schooled at Ohio University, but was four credits short of graduating from the university in 1979.

  • Matt's father's side of the family is of the Jewish religion.

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