May 10th, 2011
02:26 PM ET
Matt Lauer: I'm not doing a show with Katie Couric
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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Matt and Katie are like those politicians in Washington D.C. you can,t get rid of them seems like, Sick of both of them!!!
I really hope that Matt is not a snob – he does not come across that way at all......he and Meridith make a great duo on the Today show....Katie on the other hand was so full of herself she was a bore.....I will greatly miss Meridith....and wish both she and her family health and happiness....
I started watching CNN when Katie left, couldn't stand Matt Laurer, and I didn't find Merideth's jokes about boozing funny, and Ann Curry would never let a guest talk, she knows it all!
Apparently they measure fecal matter in Courics.
Katie Couric, the Great Un-Watched
He is a snotty little basturd just like Couric.
Lee –Matt Lauer is a class act ? He is a snob.
In Da Famous Words Of Dr. Rick Marshall ... Matt Lauer Can Suck It !
sorry to hear that meredith is leaving. she knows what is best for her family. i have always enjoyed watching her no matter what show she is on – the view, millionaire, a guest with jay leno, etc.
Matt Lauer is a class act. I hope he stays with the Today show for a long time. He is professional and articulate. Besides, talk shows can disappear quickly. NBC has a better retirement plan.
MATT LAUER IS A JERK1111 HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE AND IS FULL OF HIMSELF, KATIE WOULDN'T WANT HIM, POOR ANN CURRY TO PUT UP WITH HIM
I thought these two died in a plane crash 5 years ago.
Good Matt now take Couric hand in hand and jump over a cliff.
Nice play. Stay committed during your existing contract until 2012 and let's see if the network will have the foresight to understand your value. Keep in mind that most companies are reactive with employees.
It's useless to use the 'buddy' system. This is not Friends. Be a free agent, don't get typecast and carve your own way.
We are already sick of you, Matt.