Ryan Seacrest is among the busiest in the business thanks to his myriad hosting and production duties, and it sounds like he's being eyed for another job: That of co-anchor on "Today."
The Wall Street Journal pegs it as a possibility, as the paper reports that NBC is looking to Seacrest as a potential successor to Matt Lauer, should the anchor depart the morning show next year.
Lauer's been in the co-anchor spot on the program since 1997, and the paper notes that he's recently been hinting that he's thinking of departing.
According to the WSJ, Seacrest met with NBC execs on Tuesday to talk over the idea of him joining "Today." The paper cautions that these conversations are preliminary and vulnerable to breaking down, but that the E! and "American Idol" personality is a top choice.
Seacrest's contract with NBC Universal is said to expire in early 2012. His rep has declined to comment, and so has NBC.
I hope it won't be Ryan I hope that Matt Lauer will stay with nbc
HE'S CONNECTED TO THE KARTRASHIANS..NOT A GOOD MOVE FOR NBC
I'M SORRY BUT THIS IS THE RYAN WHO'S EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIAN'S RIGHT?
I'M SORRY BUT THIS IS THE RYAN WHO'S EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TO THE KARDASHIANS RIGHT?
Hey Ryan, gobble man spackle much? A little throat yogurt maybe? Some cocque-snot perhaps?
Stop the torture !!!!!!!!!!!
He's Not Manly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yuke, Yuke & Ewwww!
They have already diminished the Today Show with Ann Curry who is so boring, Ryan will lead to demise of the show. How about Willie Geist? Smart, personable and not "Sappy." Then replace Ann with Savannah or Natalie.
Dave Garroway has to be flippin' in his grave!
I wouldn't count on Seacrest being able point out Anaheim on a map, let alone Afghanistan. Poor line of thinking, NBC.
I can't even imagine this transition. Ryan is alllll entertainment. I can't begin to think of him sitting across some of the hard-hitters in politics and try to have a conversation about the economy, foreign affairs, etc. It took Meredith Viera a VERY long time to get used to having those kinds of conversations. I can't imagine it to be easy, especially if that's not your type of journalism. Keep Ryan where he is. The Today Show will lose a lot of viewers if this he is Matt's replacement. I can't imagine why NBC wouldn't look at Lester Holt as Matt's replacement.
NOOOOOO!! I will quit watching the Today show if Ryan gets the job. Ryan makes the hair on the back of my neck stand-up. There's just something creepy about him. This show has slipped a bit over time and even more with Meredith gone but it's still my favorite morning show. If Ryan gets a job here, I'll start watching GMA or my local morning show.
Bring on Lester Holt as Matt's replacement. He's intelligent, personable and connects with the viewer,
I used to like Seacrest – I don't remember why. He's dripping with greed and smarm and ego. I never was a huge fan of Lauer but this is a definite step DOWN.
Ryan? How could they? He is the dullest personality on television. Brainless and sooooo boring. I would abandon the Today show if they brought him on board.
Today show continues its sad decline. It began when they let Ann Curry take over Meredith Viera's spot as co-anchor. I think Matt's leaving to save himself from AC. The woman couldn't even "read" the news well. Saying her name without tripping up is difficult on most days. Now in the lead spot and actually have her interview intelligent guests??? What should be simple, direct questions becomes a long winded attempt to cover up her own insecurities. Please Ann, let your guests speak and you be quiet!!! Give Natalie Morales the co-anchor spot. Matt might stay and you won't need Ryan Seacrest bc if that happens...buh bye Today show!
I can't stand Seacrest, and if this is true, that will be the end of me watching the Today Show.
Agree, agree, agree-I don't watch the Today show much anymore it's been so dumbed down in recent years. The addition of Seacrest would mean I wouldn't watch it at all. Does NBC think we are all idiots that really care what these manufactured celebrities say and do?
Arghh.. I just don't get the fascination with Ryan. He's such an obnoxious little troll:(
he doesn't have the personality for that position and he does not deliver the new..he delivers hollywood gossip that's not really the "news"
Oh why not? These morning shows are all about entertainment now than they are about the news so Seacrest will fit right in. I haven't watched any of those shows for years anyway, so I couldn't care less.
My husband and I were just discussing how much more we enjoy Steve Jones (X Factor host) compare to Idol host Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest is creepy; unintelligent (about things besides celebrity) and abrasive.
I don't watch Today, Matt Laurer, is the most arrogant host Today has ever had, anyone would be better!
What? Who the H _ _ L is Ryan Seacrest? Probably another in a long line of "wannabees" from the ranks of the silly-as_ _ d "reality television."
Matt Lauer would leave extremely difficult shoes to fill. Someone with a great deal of legitimate personality, communication skills and appeal to the masses would be required. Whatever a Ryan Seacrest is, methinks it is not anything/anyone with any measure of legitimate talent.
My goodness, how our society sucks!
NO WAY!!! If Ryan comes in he will be bringing those trashing Kardashian playthings he created for E! right along with him for even more exposure. Sorry NBC... If Ryan comes in it will be good bye Today and hello Headline News with Robin Meade
Ryan Seacrest would end my watching Today. Some of the show has become mindless (9-10 Hr) if Seacrest was stuffed down our throats that would add mindless to the entire show. BAD IDEA NBC!!
This is the man responsible for jamming hours and hours of mindless TV down our throats. He is behind those imbecile Kardashians and many other E! crappy shows highlighting the lives of the brainless and vapid. NBC better think twice – he may be popular in certain arenas, but he will alienate most if not all of NBC's audience. DO BETTER NBC. Or your whole audience will be gone. Your network is now affiliated with E! due to the Comcast/Universal merger, but this little egomaniac will not help you in any way. BAD IDEA on so many levels.
Hey NBC! Sorry but your out to lunch on that Seacrest idea. Lester Holt gets my vote. He and Ann would team up well.
Seacrest takes it in the seat. He squats on pork swords. He drinks manspackle shakes. He takes it in the crapper till he spits corn.
He eats poo from that hot girlfriend of his too.
Seacrest is probably a very nice guy, but not up for the job. This job would take someone with far more intellect and someone you could take seriously.
Why would NBC choose Seacrest? I will not watch it if he takes Lauer's place. That would be like Justin Bieber taking Brian Williams' spot! BAD idea!
Talk about a bad choice.. There are hundreds of talented people out there, that would be a better choice than Ryan Seacrest. NBC must be really hurting or the people at the top, are completely lost. The other networks are probably laughing their heads off, with this choice. Mike in Montana
Does he ever sleep. He is all over the place. I can't see him for this.
yeah, i think he does mountains of coke........
there is both truth and beauty in this question
the truth is I don't know
the beauty is I don't care
peace, love and speed
Seacrest is the worst of the worst. Like some has mentioned he is the boss of the Kardashians. The most viled and worthless family in America. But here is the deal, he is a big deal in E (the Kardashian channel) but NBC is its owner. So no matter what you say unfortunately NBC will hire this crap. But hey by all means contact NBC if you have a strong gripe about this.
well, I'm guessing that the majority of the viewers of the Today Show are women, and women enjoy listening to gay men on TV, so this should work.
Matt Lauer is the class act on the today show. Savannah Guthry should have a larger role as Matt's co-anchor. Ann should be only used on special assignments.
Doesn't really matter who replaces him, but it is time for Matt to go. I am so tired of his bias toward the GOP! Love Ann...
two words: God no !
HEY NBC!!! ARE YOU LISTENING TO THE MASSES?!?!?! WE DON'T WANT TO SEE RYAN SEACREST REPLACE MATT LAUER (if and when that day comes)!!! THE TODAY SHOW HAS BEEN #1 IN THE RATINGS FOR MORNING NEWS SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME-DO YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE IT SLIP AWAY??? If Matt leaves, my suggestions are: 1) Lester Holt–he's done Weekend Today and weekends of Nightly News. Has he not proven himself to your satisfaction? He has in our eyes. If you don't want Lester, then put Willie Geist in Matt's chair. He's very capable of doing the job, too. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU MAKE A MISTAKE THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO REVERSE WITHOUT MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK FOOLISH!!!
That would be the show's last step into the gutter.
NBC is toast. They haven't had a decent hit in years. They think by bringing some snappy Hollywood reporter/game show host/radio host in, he will bring a younger, fresher audience. If this is the kind of audience NBC strives for (i.e. Kardashian fans, reality show freaks, and celeb gossipmongers), then I think you can stick a fork in NBC. He is a smug, conceited, arrogant jerk. Other than knowing the latest scoop on Lindsay and Paris, where is his credibility!!! Maybe for an occasional celeb update but as a full time anchor?? NO WAY. See ya, NBC.
Goodness, I hope not!
thats when it will be time to change the channel
thats when it will be time to change channels
Seriously, WHO CARES!!!
He is a goofy game show type host. Today show? Oh well, maybe he will change. But most likely not.
PLEASE say it isn't so! I agree wtih so many comments about Seacrest – he is fake, disingenuous, smug, and how can anyone ever take him seriously. Ann Curry will have HIM for breakfast. If this really happens, I also will NEVER watch the Today Show again. I can't even imagine turning on the TV at 7 am to look at his face. Yuck!
What! This is a news show, not an entertainment gig. Hire an intelligent newscaster, not some idiot flash in the pan.
If Seacrest does do the morning show, does that mean he'll drag the Kardashian's with him? We've seen enough of all of them to last more than several lifetimes!
What has this man ever done of any value?
Seacrest is so deep in the closet he's in Narnia. Zach Braff and him should just come out already
I watch the today show every morning. If Seacrest gets hired I will no longer watch. He is the image of everything wrong with tv today..... Just look, he is the ex producer of the Kardashians
Who "anointed" Ryan Seacrest? He the "go to" guy for most of the hosting jobs out there now. He's boring, one dimensional and just not very intelligent. He is "cute" sure, probably. But his abilities as a host and radio personality peaked with American Idol. It's been downhill since. Please.. NO, to his hosting the Today Show. I'll never watch again. I thought Anne Curry was a bad choice, but this takes the cake.
Have yall about lester holt! If you havnt , you need to!yall use him to fill in!
No. No. No. No. No. I gave up on Today a long time ago, I'm watching the Early Show now. But still, HE IS NOT A JOURNALIST! It's bad enough that what passes as "news" is merely "info-tainment" – this will put the nail in the coffin of any NBC journalistic integrity!
I would like to suggest the presenter of Wheel of Fortune to replace Matt
I will stop watching Today Show if Ryan Seacrest joins the hosts.
How about a man from India, the ones who are crossing Rio Grand Illegally, there are many of them comming via Texas border illegally and taking jobs at CNN.
Matt Lauer cannot be replaced. If he leaves in addition to Meredith Vieira, it will be time for this viewer to move along.
In my opinion they were (are) the main strengths of the show.
Isn't there any one else in broadcasting other than this egomaniac? He already has umpteen jobs. Give someone else a chance!!!!!!!
If Seacrest take over for Matt Lauer, I'm out. I will never watch the Today Show again.
Seacrest has a daily radio show in L.A., and he can barely converse with entertainers because he has nothing interesting to say. How could he possibly interact with intelligent newsmakers? He needs scripts to say anything interesting!
I just got one word for this idea. YUCK!
Matt Lauer leaving? Perhaps he'll move to California. That would raise the IQ in both that state and at 30 Rock.
What a horrible idea! I'll be changing morning shows if this happens.
RYan seacrest can give me a bj!
I'd totally blow him.
I'm only dating him because he's such a nice guy that won't do anything to hurt me. It also helps that he loves men and not women. He'll come out when I'm ready to move on... so don't worry guys... I'll be back on the market!!!
He'd be a great addition to the Today show just as long as he doesn't bring Kim K. with him.
Seacrest doesn't have the credibility and likeability that Lauer has. Seacrest is a bit slick. Look again NBC.
Lauer is boring and looks bored himself...Seacrest..no way...its gotta be somebody with energy
bring back Dave Garraway and J. Fred Muggs.
Now THAT I would certainly tune in for!
I think he'd be better suited to fill Regis' empty spot. I don't watch the Today show, but Good Morning America has turned into an "Entertainment Tonight" type of show, I feel bad for George Stephanopolous LOL it's all celebrity stuff and the news anchor hamming it up, giggling while reporting on dead soldiers, horrifying. Ryan can't do much worse.
Now, THERE'S an idea, Daphne. Hire one complete loser to replace another. One annoying, self-absorbed no-talent person to take the reins from another cut from the same cloth!
This job would eat someone like Seacrest alive. He definitely doesn't have what it takes. It's too time consuming for someone with as many jobs as he's working, and he wouldn't be able to do any of the ones in LA anymore also resulting in a major salary cut. All the traveling around to different parts of the world, sitting down to interview world leaders who could probably have him killed if he said the wrong thing to them, having serious interviews with our politicians here (not the fun laid back ones he's done before). All those people would tear him apart in an interview. This kind of job requires serious dedication and many hours of in depth research on topics, which he probably wouldn't have time to do if he didn't drop all his other jobs. The anchors of these shows spend almost their entire days in the studio getting everything together for each show. He's just not the right material for something like this. He can stick to his entertainment hosting gigs, but this is not the job for someone clean cut and Hollywood manufactured like him. I agree with everyone saying they should pick someone like Lester, he's been filling in for years and is familiar with the concept of serious journalism along with the show. I hope these talks are just to bring him in as some kind of corespondent who makes occasional appearances, not a full time anchor job.
Go away already please. Your trash shows are killing the brain power of future generations. You profit off of the most shallow subjects. You are the worst kind of filth. And worst of all you think you are great and providing a needed service. Go away. Stay away you Glamor Queen jerk
I couldn't stand him on american idol and won't watch Today anymore if he is on it. He is faker than a Barbie doll!
Susan – thank you for clarifying where Ryan Seacrest originated in the public eye. Now, I fully understand. Mr. Seacrest has history with, arguably, the most illegitimate example of today's TV in a generation.
Yes, by all means, give Ryan Seacrest the job. We certainly need another mindless host for the masses of mindless viewers who make so-called "reality TV" so popular.
Let us all mourn "The Dumbing Down of the USA!"
The "Today" show has become a dog & pony show, not really news at all, I find myself going to a real new show after about 8:30. It was bad enough with Hoda & Kathy Lee and now the Star Jones, Donnie Duetch and the Dr. piece has pushed my last button. Get back to news, we have enough fashion show channels.
I can see it now, Seacreast interviewing Benjamin Netanyahu; the first question out of Seacrest's mouth will be, "so, who are you wearing?" OMG !!!
Ryan got too much on his plate - Please leave the Today show off your resume !!!
This guy s so not news ready!!!!!
Noooo Matt Noooo Don't leave me!
This begs the question; how much money is enough money? RS has made MILLIONS on top of MILLIONS from AI, E! and other endeavors, dude, take a vacation. We could use one ourselves. FROM YOU!
Maybe he could team up again with Paula Abdul to take Natalie Morales's place. Octomom could take Ann Curry's place. I am sure they could find a place for the squawky woman from 'So You Think You Can Dance.' Jeff Probst could do the weather.
@Denny Ann's boring as hell.
This would be a ,sad sad day for journalism. The day he starts is the day I start watching Good Morning America!
As long as he is only on shows I don't watch I could care less.
I smell envy. Give Seacrest a break. I think he will do great.
Ryan Seacrest is a pretender to the entertainment world, at best. No intelligent, objective-thinking viewer can look at the so-called "stars" of today and give them any measure of credibility.
Let us hope and pray our society will soon experience an epiphany that will re-active their brains. Then, and only then, will the trash that is TV today actually disappear.
When Lauer leaves I'm done with the Today Show
Mary – Out
his ego is way to big, he is a good host I saw him take on larry king live BUT he is not a great interviewer/host.
he will fail or leave if u get the gig within only 1 year.
Another reason not to watch the Today show, first Ann Curry who is nauseating with her maudlin voice and now this guy?! Good Morning America will be my exclusive show from now on.
RIP ... This is the end of The Today Show. Bad enough they have Kathi Lee on there, it's turning into Entertainment Tonight. Sad ... Good Morning America seems to be beefing up its news vs. fluff segments. Teach American in the morning, educate your viewers. Seapod is not a reporter or an educator ... he's an entertainer.
If Seacrest takes over I'll be switching to the Early Show; I love Erica Hill. She's a real journalist.
I agree with you. @the rest Seacrest might surprise all you ppl. He is not a stupid as you make him out to be. Doomed before he has a chance.
What an idiot you are. Even stupider than Ryan himself.
hmm.. never heard of him.
This has to be a joke! It will completely tarnish the Today Show's image if Ryan ends up sitting next to Ann in the morning.
I think he's good at what he does. I think he's a great replacement for Dick Clark. Great for the music industry and hosting New Years Eve shows but I want an established journalist to report my news.
Is Mario Lopez replacing Regis Philbin? Thats the question! . p a p a r a z z i n c . c o m
Please say it ain't so NBC. I agree with Shirley, Willie Geist would be a much better choice.
Lester Holt!!!!! I friggin hate Ryan Seacrest.....Been a Today Show viewer for over 20 years. I'll never watch another minute of it the day Seacrest takes over, what is supposed to be a serious journalistic position....
I'd wake up to look at him every morning!!
Willie Geist should replace Matt. No doubt about it. He's got the personality and the smarts for the job!
No, no, no!!!!! I cannot even picture Seacrest with Curry, this is the worst idea ever. We want to keep Matt Lauer.
POOR CHOICE. Very poor. I will watch another morning news show with journalists that I feel more "comfortable" with in the information they are giving. Really now, is Ryan the best you can do? seriously now. Your ratings will tank if average viewers like me that appreciate the know how of real journalists are forced to listen and view a "host" like Ryan. He's a host, this is what he does, he is not news material.
Whenever Ryan comes to the Today show then I will definitely watch another network....
He's such a likeable guy and looks totally comfortable in front of a camera. Not to mention he is candy to the eye!!!
lol agree with this post..who really cares? I'm at work when the Today show is on anyway. The rare times I have caught it it's barely news anyway..who cares? Watch something else
I take it your work time is being well spent... seeing your comment on a CNN blog.
He should replace Ann Curry. She is the most annoying person on morning television.
Why would he take a pay cut for less exposure?
If Lester doesn't get it, I'll never watch it again. I can't bear it that much now with Ann.
Whats wrong with Ann?
That would be my last day to watch the Today show. Seacrest is a JOKE.
Count me OUT!
This is great news for Good Morning America! So long, Today! Good Morning, Good Morning America!
I switched to GMA when Meredith Viera left the Today show....I don't think anyone would take the Today show seriously should he come on board.
And when that happens, I will definately not be watching the Today show any longer! Lauer is a journalist! Seacrest is ??? not even sure!
Has NBC really forgotten their Debra Norville fiasco? "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Seacrest will be the new Norville, fans will revolt and they'll be forced to scramble and re-cast the position. He's not substantial enough for the heavier aspects of that job, like interviewing world leaders and covering real news. And frankly, he's the last person most of us want to see first thing in the morning. Spare us, NBC!
I completely agree!!! Bring on Lester Holt!
The Today Show is BARELY a news show now. If they keep heading in this direction they'll be a re-hash of a 1970's Variety show with skits, song and dance, and comedians with performing pandas.
Ann Curry and Ryan Seacrest? In the words of Whitney Houston, "hell to the no..." I will switch to Good Morning America.
please.... 1- take anne curry off my mornings...she is in your face & very, very annoying especially in th am...bring meriedith ... i miss her so much & love, love matt lauer- will not watch anymore...just about to stop... ryan seacrest just got lucky who cares?
The day Seacrest goes to the Today Show is the last day I watch the Today Show. Matt Lauer is smart, urbane and can stand up to Tom Cruise AND Newt Gingrich. Seacrest is just looking for the next place to showboat. Go HOME!
That is ridiculous. I would rather have Willie Geist!
Can NBC be serious about hiring Ryan Seacrest for the TODAY show? Say it ain't so. He is so without content, compared to Matt Lauer.
You have got to be kidding. Im an avid Today Show watcher, and would never take Ryan Seacrest serious.
Say it isn't so. Guess I'll be tuning out..
LOL this guy is a buffoon not a news anchor.
i can't figure out his fame either....he doesn't exactly have this magnetic personality.
If made, this will be a decision (to approve Seacrest) that NBC will regret for a long time. I, too, will start watching GMA after watching Today for most of my life.
this is gotta be a joke...
Worst idea ever! CBS I will be watching your morning show if that happens.
Please tell me this is a joke???!! If this happens, I'll never watch the show again. ever.
No way! I will stop watching your morning and evening news immediately!!!!! Horrible idea!!!!! I can't believe this is even being considered. You would be better off running a blank screen for the time this guy would take up!
If he does, I will not watch.
I want a real newsman....I vote for Lester Holt!
I so totally agree.
Do you really have to be a serious journalist to co-anchor the today show? Come on now. Seacrest would be perfect for the job. Heck, I could do it.
Awwww Hell naw!!!! Bye Bye today Show.. if this happens
Matt Lauer, good riddance. Go away ! A serious journalist? C'mon now! He babysits your dead minds. He amuses! One needs not use their brain with him. The opposite of muse. To use your brain.
OMG. And it WILL be with Seacrest? He's the definition of 'no brainer'.
should a journalist be put in this position?
To luckjoe Obama has a job and will have one after 2012 for four more years, come on who is gonna replace him those nit wits/clowns running on the other side? I dont think so.
So are there Mods on here now? I noticed Toms comments vanished rather quickly.
Terrible decision. Bring in a current anchor like Lester Holt, Chris Hansen or someone else from the current NBC family, just like Ann taking Meredith's position. I've been watching the Today Show each morning since college and Ryan Seacrest will be the reason I start watching GMA or listening to the radio while getting ready for work.
I so agree and either of those you mentioned would not be a total shake up or shock to the show as Seacrest would be.
I watch VH1 from 7 – 7:30
Pick Lester Holt for sure!! People that have put in their time! It will be hard for me to watch Ryan Seacrest or take him serious as a journalist.
Obama is going to be looking for a job, maybe he BS his way on Today show.
You're funny... Have you seen the Republican candidates? Bozo could win GOP primary over those tools
and yet Bozo not only could probably beat Obama, he couldn't do any worse as president...
Obama will be re-elected as opposed to any of the next cast of DWTS aka Repubs. Stay on topic dummy. Sounds like you should apply luckjoe. You vs Seacrest. Now go back to Fake Fox News where you belong. We have Seacrest to make fun of, you're distracting us..:)
Ryan will always be this generations "Dick Clark" and he should be proud of that. IMO he should stay clear of any daily morning show.
"This generation's Dick Clark!?!" With respect, that is the most unbelievable comment I've seen posted on any website in a very long time.
There has been, and likely will never be, another icon like Dick Clark. I do not understand how a person of intellect and objective, informed thought could utter such tripe!
Oh HELL NO !!
WE are so incredibly sick of Ryan...he's everywhere and he's sooo "manufactured" with the perfect hair, the perfect teeth, the perfect smile... oh it's so tiresome! Please keep him to the radio and let it be.
There are so many great talented personable reporters you could choose from – think about it !!!
DON'T DO IT !!!!
God, I wish not
he is wrong person,
what's wrong with NBC,are they stoooopid to think about Seacrest.
Ryan Seacrest's fame baffles me. I am unable to think of a more plastic, fake, disingenuous individual. His smug smile and over-pronounciation of every word makes me want to punch a baby.
I'm sorry but that was funny!!!
Your comment really makes me wish CNN offered a "like" button for posts.
Awesome post. Its like you read my reaction perfectly and put it into words.
Amen, and Amen, and Amen!
slow day in hollywood land. maybe lindsay will get arrested again.
Oh for the love of God, NO!
Does this idiot do anything other than stand around and grin like an idiot???
So, would that make him the first gay host of a network morning news show????? Come out, come out Ryan.........
Actually that's not true there was one on MNBC, I think his name was Thomas Roberts, and then there's Don Lemon on Sat mornings on CNN
Very tired. The jealous dude calling a good-looking guy with good hair gay.
Sure, Lauer used to be an entertainment reporter and segued into hard news. He's become adept at being the attack dog, armed with plenty of facts. But is Seacrest really a journalist of that caliber, or just a brilliant host? There's nothing wrong with being a brilliant host. Rarely do you find that on TV. Have you watched Nick Lachey try to get through his TelePrompter text on The Sing-Off, or Carson Daly flub lines on 'The Voice'? Live TV isn't an easy gig, and Seacrest has become the a mixture of Dick Clark and the lighter side of Larry King. But Seacrest should stop himself before jumping on the 'Today' train. He's not trained to interrogate heads of state.
Seriously?!? You consider Lauer a journalist? I'm not even sure NBC has journalists any more in this new infotainment world. Seems like putting Seacrest in would be the next logical step...
Game show host-lol !
Anyone over another British, Canadian, Aussie or Indian national spinning us negative American News.
I believe you are referring to FOX news.
I so agree. I love Great Britain...Been to London six different times. BUT give our TV back to the Americans. So tired of listing to different accents as MC's or judges on shows.
well when they find an intelligent american maybe they will
He's a game show host not a serious journalist. Get real! What a horrible idea.
This is the idiot behind the Kartrashian's. Reality TV is his forte and he has made more off of dumbing down shows. Why put him on a news show..if it isn't tabloid central trash..he wouldn't know it if it bit him in the you know what...
I think it's a terrible idea too – but I wouldn't classify Matt Lauer as a "serious journalist".
And, what was Lauer before he joined the Today Show? He hosted a local entertainment show in Rhode Island. I don't watch the Today show because I can't stand Matt Lauer. I will tune in now (sometimes) no matter who replaces him.
Actually, Pat Sajak has better credentials than Seahorse in that he was a serious journalist when he was younger and had a half decent late night show on CBS..But he was up against Leno at his peak and Letterman.
You are dead on. Seacrest at his limited best is an empty suit. If he gets the gig I'll never watch the Today Show again.
The TS is approaching new levels of mediocrity. Al Roger and Seacrest together would be a great weight loss combo in the morning – you would toss your breakfast immediately. And probably lose all interest in food until mid afternoon.
That is so wrong on so many levels.
If the guy thinks that he can do it....why not try. He's already successful in the spotlight so this will be a piece of cake.
OH! I hope not, I can't stand this little weasel.
If this arrogant weasel is Matt Lauer's replacement I'll never watch the Today show again.
NBC could start him off on a Monday with
where in the world is Ryan Seacrest and then leave him there wherever there is....how about trying a deposed Arab leader there are plenty around
@Kate: I'm with you 100%. Good Morning America is looking better and better...
Matt Lauer is not right on so many levels as well.
Please NOOOOOOOOO, Ryan is to boring and not the same league as Matt Lauer, it will be an insult to our intelligence if Ryan Secreast replace Matt. Please, nooooooooooooo.
Seacrest to replace Lauer?....plop!!!
Good Bye Today show!!!!
That little loser is the person who brought us the Kardashians. For that reason alone he loses whatever credibility he had to do anything right.
my vote goes to the Wheel of Fortune guy...
Great! (not) lets just dumb down the media a little further.....
I remember when the today show was actually good.
I so agree with you, when does asking a celebrity there favorite color put you in the ranks for interviewing presidents ,,,,,,pleeeeez
Seacrest - OUT
Why? It would be refreshing.
NBC........Dumbing down............ Ryan is all about Showbiz... Matt has substance
@ Golden Moral: You were probably joking but actually Pat Sajak is very worldly, a college grad, and has experience in news reporting, as well as talk show. He could actually be a very good candidate.
I like RS. He's quick, he's funny. OK, news-wise, I'm not sure about his background... at this point, can't see him interviewing world leaders. But have you watched Today lately? Maybe Meredith was keeping Matt in line, but since her departure he's been nothing but rude and snarky with Ann and his other co-hosts.
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