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Will Matt Lauer Take A Pay Cut Off His $25 Million Dollar Salary To Save Jobs?

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First, Jay Leno. Now, Matt Lauer?

The Today show staffers are bracing for some serious pay cuts by NBC that may cause a lot of people to lose their jobs. A bunch of the staffers are wondering if Matt Lauer will agree to lessen his salary, which is a whopping $25 million, to help save some staff jobs like Leno did.

Here's what a source said;

“Comcast has been looking at every one of its shows. The TODAY staff has been warned that cuts could be coming, and the question there is, if they start dumping people, will Matt Lauer take a cut the way Jay Leno did?”

The show's ratings are now below the numbers of ABC's Good Morning America.

Ratings have dropped steadily since Savannah Gutherie took over for Ann Curry.

Think Matt will voluntarily give up some of the dough?

Or is NBC going to have to pry it from his cold dead fingers?

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19 comments to “Will Matt Lauer Take A Pay Cut Off His $25 Million Dollar Salary To Save Jobs?”

  1. fancypants66 says – reply to this


    1

    If they would just get rid of Matt, they could save a lot of money! Hire someone that we want to watch, for many millions less! No one likes Matt Lauer. He is done. Should we start naming people that we would like to watch in the morning??

  2. LiberalsMakeMeSick says – reply to this


    2

    Wait, I thought only Republicans made millions???? So he is a liberal who is rich??? WOW! Don't let the OWS people know he is a 1% er.

    Maybe he should try to get a job at Fox, they aren't cutting jobs and their viewer #'s are up :)



  3. 3

    All Matt does all day long is YAP YAP YAP; nothing intelligent comes out of his trap; he's so glib!



  4. 4

    "Where in the world is Matt Lower?"

    Who gives a rats; keep him there!

  5. Tompox says – reply to this


    5

    When they are not doing the job, its time to let them go.



  6. 6

    It's time all their salaries are cut just like the rest of us — they are WAY OVERPAID. It's ridiculous. Glad to see it is finally hitting prime time media too. Hope it hits athletes too. It's time we share the wealth a bit more, and quit idolizing this nonsense.



  7. 7

    I don't understand why NBC thinks this smug bastard is so fucking important. No one likes him. He's an asshole, and if they fired him tomorrow, I doubt anyone would yell about it.

  8. Leslie says – reply to this


    8

    If they cut his salary, he won't be able to keep up his crack habit.

  9. Ann Curry says – reply to this


    9

    I doubt this douche bag with take a pay cut to saves jobs. Its not in his nature to do so

  10. chrichri says – reply to this


    10

    Matt is too much of a douche to take a pay cut. I am so glad that ratings have gone down since they fired Ann. Get rid of Matt and you wouldn't have to let any staffer's go.

  11. donald says – reply to this


    11

    NBC deserves to lose money and drop in ratings! NBC exexcutives, who ever offered or approved of Matt unworthy salary should take a pay cut! NBC was willing to pay a 25Mil., for Matt Lauer and NOW are looking for ways to cut back?Cut back people who had nothing to do with NBC drop. I never watch NBC Today, to watch Matt Lauer. I NOW can't stand the SIGHT of him ( a back stabbing and two face man).



  12. 12

    Matt Lauer is a CREEP………..Hopefully they'll get rid of him

  13. Surfrider says – reply to this


    13

    Hey Matt are things better now than they were 4 years ago????????? Cat got your tongue???? I bet I know the answer!

  14. Diana says – reply to this


    14

    GET RID OF STUPID MATT NBC!!!! I can't believe how stupid NBC is to renew his contract and think that Savannah who has nothing to offer will bring rating.People who made those
    decisions should be fired.



  15. 15

    Time for a FIRE MATT LAUER/SLUT GUTHRIE meme. Bring back Ann Curry

  16. Will Roth says – reply to this


    16

    Lauer's salary should be cut in half, he's not worth $25M.

  17. MattMustGo says – reply to this


    17

    I think they should cut Matt's salary in half, then wait a couple weeks and fire him! Out he goes after having Ann fired, what a jerk. I won't watch the Today Show until Matt has been fired.

  18. Jeff says – reply to this


    18

    he better it's ridiculous how much he's making. He does not deserve 25 million for what he does. If people can keep their jobs It's only the right thing to do. Even if he takes half, he will still be living better than anyone working for the show.



  19. 19

    no because he's a stupid, greedy, son of a b*tch