Matt Lauer is an American former news anchor and TV host who has a net worth of an approximate $60 million. He is most famous for his appearance as an anchor in NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ from 1997 to 2017. He started his TV career in 1979 when he appeared as a producer on midnight news show West Virginia. Here in this article, You’ll come to know about Matt Lauer Net Worth, Wife, Height, Age, Achievements, family and much more.
By 1980, he became a reporter and then also went onto hosting the ‘PM Magazine’ from 1980-1986. He got his 1st job in 1989 in New York and then moved to WNBC-TV in 1992 becoming the co-anchor of Today in New York. In 1994, he was brought on as a full-time news anchor while still hosting Today in New York and Live at Five.
He was named the official anchor of the NBC’s ‘The Today Show’ on January 6, 1997 alongside Katie Couric. Over the next two decades, he turned ‘The Today Show’ into a powerhouse. At his peak, he used to earn close to $28 million per year.
But, as they say, all good things come to an end, his contract with the NBC was cancelled due to allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior/conduct” in the workplace. He lost his entire career and reputation. His wife also filed for divorce. Still, he is considered as the richest and most influential anchors of 21st century.
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Matt Lauer Family and Life
Matt Lauer was born in New York City, United States of America on 30th December, 1957. He is the son Marilyn Lauer, a boutique owner, and Jay Robert Lauer, a bicycle-company executive. Lauer’s father was of Romanian Jewish Ancestry, as shown on the ‘Today’s Show Finding Our Roots’. Lauer admitted later in life that her father was Jewish but her mother was not, so he was not raised anything.
Matt Lauer Profession
He is a Newsreader, actor, presenter and TV journalist.