Matt Lauer has been fired over allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior” in the workplace, NBC News announced today.
In a memo read on air by Lauer’s fellow ‘The Today Show’ anchor Savannah Guthrie –
“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident,” Lack said in the memo.
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. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017
Savannah Guhtrie and co-anchor Hoda Kotb look clearly shaken. The co-hosts learned about the allegations today morning and they will be covering the story as journalists and reporters.
Image: NBC / Source: The NY Times