May 10th, 2011
02:26 PM ET
Unlike Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer insists he has no plans to leave the "Today" show anytime soon. In fact, Lauer says that contrary to recent reports, he won't be joining departing "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric for a syndicated talk show.
"We certainly spoke about the possibility, but we’ve talked about a lot of possibilities over the years," Lauer says of re-teaming with Couric, according to Deadline. "It turned into just talk. And that’s where we left it. It’s not going to happen.”
Former "Today" co-anchor Couric recently hinted that a reunion with Lauer could happen once she signs off at CBS.
"Matt and I have undeniable chemistry in the most platonic sense of the word," she said. "We are like an old, married couple. We finish each other's sentences. He is very committed to the 'Today' show. But who knows?"
Indeed, Lauer, whose contract expires in 2012, says he's staying put — for now.
"I have a long-term deal with NBC News," he said. "I’m going to be here for a while. You’re going to get sick of me."
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