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Matt Lauer Will Stay On The Today Show…For $30 Million A YEAR!

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matt lauer will stay at today show for thirty million dollars

Why not ask for $40 mil, while UR at it Matt???

Last month, we heard that NBC wants Ryan Seacrest for the Today Show…but we ALSO heard that they don't want to lose Matt Lauer!

Now, sources are saying that Matt will renew his contract with the network if they offer him $30 million!

Here are the two "schools of thought" regarding Matt's newfound change of heart about staying at Today, according to network sources:

- He was jealous that execs wanted to replace him with Ryan Seacrest

- He always intended on staying, but he threatened to leave to get more money

Whatever his reasoning, we have a feeling that NBC is going to do whatever it takes to keep him! The Today show makes around $450 million/year…and that's largely attributable to Matt (obvi)!

What do U think? Does Matt Lauer deserve $30 million a year for his job at NBC???

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9 comments to “Matt Lauer Will Stay On The Today Show…For $30 Million A YEAR!”



  1. 1

    YES!!!!



  2. 2

    At 30 million a year might be time to replace him. I watched because of Meredith Viera.
    I can't take a single second of that yapping twat Ann Curry. I endured her when Meredith was there but now that she has a more prominent role I don't turn it on.



  3. 3

    Ryan Seacrest joins The Today Show and the show loses all credibility and viewers.



  4. 4

    And we wonder why the mainstream media is in the toilet. Outrageous salaries at networks for these people cuts into news budgets and coverage is lost, leaving democracy and the people the poorer for it. No wonder America is falling behind.



  5. 5

    I was at a charity event in NY last summer and Matt was there with his wife. He stood around looking bored while she kept her eye on him to see what women he was checking out. It was sad. Even more sad, in the middle of the speeches he got up and left the event, not discreetly, but in right behind the person who was speaking, making sure no one missed him. He is also emaciated in person. Long story short, I don't get the appeal



  6. 6

    I quit watching that show years ago.

    Why are all these people so over paid?

    Their salaries are obscene.



  7. 7

    He's good, but not worth that type of cash. They would have been better off looking for someone younger and fresher to groom at a third of the cost.



  8. 8

    no way in hell should he be making that much money, he's not building a nation like a really dedicated teacher does , or social activists fighting to make a difference in the world. ……isn't the rumor that anne curry screwed her way to the top, allegedly…… the media including these network morning show do more to dumb us down than they enlighten us….. i dislike these morning news shows because the segments are so brief an they just seem to skim the tip of the iceberg without going deeper….



  9. 9

    Ridiculous!!