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Matt Lauer Biography

Matt Lauer
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
  • Name: Matt Lauer
  • Birth Name: Matthew Todd Lauer
  • Father: Robert Lauer
  • Mother: Marilyn Lauer
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: New York City, New York
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Television journalist
  • Working For: NBC News
  • Net Worth: $60 million
  • Salary: $25,000,000
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Face Color: White
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Annette Roque (m. 1998), Nancy Alspaugh (m. 1981)
  • Children: Jack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer, Thijs Lauer
  • Divorce: Nancy Alspaugh
  • Education: Ohio University
  • Awards: Brad Lachman (executive producer)
  • Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • TV Show: Today in New York
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Matthew Todd Lauer, popularly known as Matt Lauer is an American television journalist. He is the current host of NBC’s The Today Show. He has been hosting the show since 1997. He is also a contributor to NBC’s show Dateline NBC. He has also worked as the host for PM magazine since 1980-1986, ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. He also served in some segments of HBO Entertainment News in early 1990s. He also had previously served as a news anchor for The Today Show in 1994 and also as an anchor for WNBC based in New York City. He also served as a local talk-show host in Philadelphia, Boston, Richmond and Providence.

Matt Lauer was born in the year 1957 December 30 at New York City, New York from mother Marilyn Kolmer, a boutique owner and father Jay Robert Lauer, an executive in bicycle-company owner. His parents got divorced when he was very young. He is half Jewish. He has graduated from School of Media Arts and Studies (before, School of Telecommunications) affiliated to Ohio University. It was in the year 1997, when he was 39 years old; he received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University. He had also attended Ivy Tech but dropped out. Also in the beginning, he dropped out of his college so as been delayed in his undergraduate course.

Lauren began his career in television in 1979 as a producer of 12 o’clock news for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1980, he began to be an on-air reporter for 6 and 11 o’clock newscasts. It was then, he began to move around the country to host different shows and talk programs. He also served in PM Magazine in Providence and moved to WNEW TV in 1984 until the show was cancelled in 1986. He was the co-host to WNYW-TV’s Made in New York show. He also served in ESPN in 1980s and also worked in the show “Talk of the Town” during 1988. Since 1989 till 1991, he worked for WWOR-TV’s 9 Broadcast Plaza.

He moved to WNBC in the year 1992 till 1996 co anchoring the show Today in New York and early evening show called Live at Five. Alongside, he was working with NBC News. He joined with the NBC News in 1992 and still serving the channel. Since 1992 till 1997, he worked as a fill-in anchor for the show Weekend Today and NBC News at Sunrise. He also served as fill-in news anchor for NBC’s Today. Since 1994 till 1997, Lauer was a news anchor at Today and after 1997, he is serving as a co-anchor for the same show called Today. He also is serving as a contributing anchor for NBC’s Dateline NBC. He previously served as a correspondent from 2011-2013 in the show called Rock Center with Brian Williams.

Matt Lauer is a very experienced and talented journalist who has made the legacy in this field inspiring and encouraging the newbies. Standing the height of five feet and eleven inches tall, reaching the age of 56 years, Matt Lauer enjoys the net worth of approximately US $60 million. Talking about his personal life, Matt is a married man. He has a interesting love life. In 1981, he married a television producer named Nancy Aslpaugh but due to misunderstandings and some issues, the marriage ended up in divorce in the year 1988. Later afterwards, he dated with a television newscaster named Kirsten Gesswein. The relation lasted for 7 years from 1989 till 1996. Concerning the relation, they had also been engaged for a while but due to some issues they got separated. In 1998, Matt married to a Dutch model Annette Roque popularly known as Jade. He has three children named Jack Matthew, Romy and Thijs from Annette. The relation faced up and downs. His wife Annette had filed divorce against him in 2006 but they reconciles and they are living together then after. There is no news of issues or problems in their relation till now.

There are many of fans of Matt. They can follow him on his Twitter and Facebook to know more on his recent activities and get updated with him. Also, his biography, articles, and information on him as well his pictures are widely found in the internet sites in a click away, benefiting to his fans who are eager to know more on him.

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