NBC “Insider” Says Matt Lauer Should Be Fired From Today Show
NBC executives faced some heavy backlash earlier this year over the firing of long time “Today Show” host Ann Curry, and now a person close to the situation is saying that Matt Lauer should be next in line to get the boot.
With ratings still down and The Today Show still trailing Good Morning America, a former executive at NBC has a solution for this long-running daily program:
Fire Matt Lauer.
“This problem is not going to go away until Matt Lauer does,” the anonymous insider tells The New York Daily News. “He’s great, but fairly or unfairly, his brand is damaged.”
This isn’t the first time such an idea has been floated, with many viewers clamoring for Lestor Holt to replace the veteran anchor.
Alexandra Wallace, meanwhile, has come on board as the new producer at Today, taking over for Jim Bell, who was behind the Ann Curry firing.
It seems like there’s no love for the old school Today Show hosts over there in the NBC corporate offices….we can’t help but wonder who’s next…