Matt Lauer: I'm not doing a show with Katie Couric
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."

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. plus de facebook fans

    Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your publish is just excellent and i could think you're an expert in this subject. Well together with your permission let me to clutch your RSS feed to keep updated with coming near near post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

    April 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. James Holsinger

    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!!!

    June 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Maureen

    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....

    June 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert Zuckschwerdt

    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!

    June 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fact

    Apparently they measure fecal matter in Courics.

    May 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr.

    Katie Couric, the Great Un-Watched

    May 11, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sebastian Van Goober

    He is a snotty little basturd just like Couric.

    May 11, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bee

    Lee –Matt Lauer is a class act ? He is a snob.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. April Fool

    In Da Famous Words Of Dr. Rick Marshall ... Matt Lauer Can Suck It !

    May 11, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Matt Fan

    May 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. diane lopes

    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.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Groupon


    May 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LEE

    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.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOANNE


      May 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chucklehead

    I thought these two died in a plane crash 5 years ago.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Iggy

    Good Matt now take Couric hand in hand and jump over a cliff.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. SmarterthanU

    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.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Evel Knievel

    We are already sick of you, Matt.

    May 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.