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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Matt Lauer to Remain with Today After New Deal

April 7, 2012 - 4:21am By LYNN ELBER AP LOS ANGELES — Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC's Today, ending speculation that the top-rated show might have to face ABC's rising Good Morning America without him. Lauer has signed a long-term contract to remain more
TheChronicleHerald.ca ( 4/7/2012 2:19:27 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer tells viewers he's staying at 'Today'
By LYNN ELBER Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC's "Today," ending speculation that the top-rated show might have to face ABC's rising "Good Morning America" without him. Lauer has signed a long-term contract to remain as co-host of the No. more
BusinessWeek ( 4/6/2012 8:47:18 PM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer stays with Today, rakes in the bucks
Nope. No Ryan Seacrest with your morning coffee. It's Matt Lauer who will be in the hot seat. The newsman, 54, has signed a new long-term deal to remain with NBC's Today show. “Matt is the franchise, and our franchise player has decided to keep leading more
MiamiHerald.com ( 4/6/2012 3:24:55 PM -08:00 )

The Biz: Inside the Morning Show Wars and Matt Lauer's New Today Deal
By Stephen Battaglio, TV GUIDE The team from ABC's Good Morning America sent a bucket of golf balls to Matt Lauer to congratulate him on his new deal to remain at NBC's Today. But the game for ratings leadership will only get more intense. more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 4/6/2012 1:48:28 PM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer extends 'Today' contract: 'This is my family'
On Friday's "Today," the highly paid cohost announced he would remain on the show, confirming a published report the day before that said he had concluded a new deal. His old contract was set to expire at the end of this year, touching off speculation more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/6/2012 12:15:00 PM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer signs new deal to stay at TODAY
allDAY is your virtual window to Studio 1A and the people who make America's favorite morning show come alive. He'll be in Studio 1A for a while longer. Matt confirmed Friday morning on TODAY that he has signed a new long-term contract with NBC News. more
msnbc.com (blog) ( 4/6/2012 12:10:43 PM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer closes new contract with NBC's 'Today' show
By Lisa de Moraes Matt Lauer capped off a week competing against his old “Today” show partner Katie Couric by announcing he has signed a new contract and will remain anchor-in-chief of the morning infotainment show. “Today” show co-host Matt Lauer and more
Washington Post (blog) ( 4/6/2012 10:46:04 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer extends Today contract
Matt Lauer announced on The Today Show Friday that he has signed a long-term contract to remain with the morning program, NBC News confirmed. NBC has secured its marquee anchor as the morning shows are engaged in a fight for ratings. more
Calgary Herald ( 4/6/2012 9:57:39 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer's sticking around on 'Today'
Those rumors about Ryan Seacrest - or anybody else - taking Matt Lauer's job can officially be put to bed. Longtime “Today” co-host Matt Lauer announced Friday that he'll stick around at the top-rated morning show, ending months of speculation he was more
CNN (blog) ( 4/6/2012 8:38:56 AM -08:00 )

NBC's Matt Lauer stays loyal to 'Today'
By MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — NBC succeeded in taking a major step to fend off a challenge from ABC's “Good Morning America” by re-signing the popular Matt Lauer to host the pace-setting “Today” show. Lauer, who has co-anchored “Today” since more
MarketWatch ( 4/6/2012 8:17:43 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer: 'Today' show is my family
Matt Lauer: Matt Lauer announced on the air Friday morning that he's staying with the “Today” show, telling his NBC co-workers and fans, “This is my family.” “Truth be told, I was developing an idea for a new show where viewers could tune in every morning and see more
Politico ( 4/6/2012 7:00:18 AM -08:00 )

On Air, an 'Excited' Matt Lauer Confirms His Plans
By BRIAN STELTER 5:25 pm | Updated Matt Lauer, the co-host of the “Today” show, told viewers on Friday that he had decided to stay on the show, putting to rest months of talk in the media industry that he might opt to leave when his contract expires more
New York Times (blog) ( 4/6/2012 6:26:39 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer signs new deal to stay with "Today"
Matt Lauer signs new deal to stay with "Today"Matt Lauer attends Giada DeLaurentiis' "Weeknights With Giada" book launch party on March 26, 2012, in New York. (Credit: Getty) (CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Matt Lauer has confirmed reports that he's staying on NBC's "Today" show. more
CBS News ( 4/6/2012 6:01:07 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer Signs New Long-Term TODAY Contract
Matt Lauer Signs New Long-Term TODAY ContractThe 54-year-old journalist confirmed that he will remain co-anchor of TODAY Friday, amid speculation that he would be leaving the NBC morning news program after nearly 20 years. "This is my family," Lauer said on-air. "I love this job, more
Us Magazine ( 4/6/2012 5:36:45 AM -08:00 )

Fans rejoice after Matt Lauer signs contract to stay on TODAY
By Steve Veres, TODAY.com More than 30000 fans liked our first post on Facebook — the most we've ever received — and thousands more tweeted their reaction to the news. All best to Matt Lauer. Thanks for holding the bar so high every morning. more
msnbc.com ( 4/6/2012 5:27:24 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer announces he'll stay on as host of 'Today'
Matt Lauer announces heBy Richard Huff / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS “Today” co-host Matt Lauer (l.), here greeting Charlie Sheen, has announced he'll be staying with the morning show. Matt Lauer made it a good Friday for NBC's “Today” show fans by confirming he'll be sticking more
New York Daily News ( 4/6/2012 5:23:25 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer signs new deal to stay with 'Today'
by Jeff Labrecque Matt Lauer confirmed reports that he would be staying with the Today show, telling his co-workers this morning that “This is my family. I love this job, I love working with you guys.” Lauer, who's been part of NBC's morning-show more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 4/6/2012 5:00:05 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer to stay with 'Today' show, signs new deal
Matt Lauer to stay with AP Lauer plans to announce Friday on the air that he has signed a long-term contract to remain as co-host of the top-rated morning show, NBC News spokeswoman Megan Kopf said Thursday. Although "Today" is on a historic winnings streak in the ratings, more
CTV.ca ( 4/6/2012 4:01:45 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer Announces He's Staying on Today
By Stephen M. Silverman The NBC morning host first joked that he was developing a new show in which viewers could tune in every day and "see the host lose a little bit more of his hair." Failing that, Lauer said, "This is my family, this is my show more
People Magazine ( 4/6/2012 3:35:06 AM -08:00 )

Matt Lauer to stay on 'Today' in long-term deal
Matt Lauer to stay on By Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Matt Lauer is expected to tell viewers Friday that he is staying put at the Peacock Network. NBC News has a “long-term deal” with Matt Lauer to keep him as co-host of the “Today” show, a network official said more
New York Daily News ( 4/5/2012 6:56:57 PM -08:00 )