Former NBC Today Show Anchor Matt Lauer was fired this morning after a complaint was filed alleging inappropriate sexual behavior ~ Photo Courtesy of Wikipeia.com
Long Time Today Show Anchor Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC News. NBC Announced earlier this morning that Lauer was fired after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show, where Lauer has been an anchor for over twenty years.
Guthrie said she was told of Lauer’s firing just moments before going on the air.
During the show she said “This is a sad morning at ‘Today’ and NBC News,” she continued “As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt.”
Guthrie also said she was heartbroken for the woman who accused Lauer of misconduct, noting “it’s long overdue” that women feel comfortable coming forward against abusive men.
NBC News chairman Andrew Lack sent out a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But he said “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
Lauer is the most recent high profile person in the media to be fired or suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct. CBS News Morning Anchor Charlie Rose was fired last week after claims of years of sexual misconduct was reported by The Washington Post.