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Matt Lauer's Salary May Cost Jobs!

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Matt Lauer Salary May Cost Jobs

Matt Lauer's role on the Today show may be getting reduced, but his pay sure isn't!

In fact, an NBC insider says the morning host won't even take a salary cut if it means saving jobs! The source says:

"TODAY show staffers are convinced there will be significant job losses because of the cost-cutting measures that are being done across the board by Comcast, which now owns a majority stake in NBC. The crew believes that some of the potential cuts could be avoided if Matt agreed to a pay cut."

Can just one man's salary really make a difference? How much can the morning show host make anyway? The insider says:

"Matt's salary is a whopping $30 million dollars a year, and it’s seriously crippling the show. But he has made it pretty clear that he won’t take a pay decrease, so instead the staffers are in line for the chop."

WHAT million dollars?? 30 WHAT dollars?? 30 million WHAT??

If he really makes that much and won't take a pay cut to save jobs, we don't know what to do! Except maybe hope he gets visited by three ghosts this Christmas! LOLz!

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12 comments to “Matt Lauer's Salary May Cost Jobs!”

  1. LoriC says – reply to this


    1

    This guy is SO not worth it! I watched TODAY for over a decade without knowing that Good Morning America is SO much better: more youthful group that like each other and seem to really get along, good outgoing personalities, and good reporting too. Go GMA. Blah to TODAY and especially Matt.



  2. 2

    Matt Lauer is banned on my TV…

  3. CorgisRule says – reply to this


    3

    Totally agree!! $30 million is INSANE-that calculates on a average year-$14,705.88/HR. That's right-$14K per hour. after an 8 hr day he grosses $117,647!!! Yes, they are right-Matt may have cost some jobs!! how much money do you need in a lifetime??? I am struggling to find a full time job-worked at Target for $8/hr. with a bachelors degree!! The disparity is mind boggling!!

  4. Cindi says – reply to this


    4

    Matt Lauer Is so full of himself…..and is way over paid for his lack of anything that appeals to me.

  5. healer7 says – reply to this


    5

    So are the heads of Comcast taking cuts in their salaries to save jobs? Probably not.



  6. 6

    Typical Democrat /Liberal. If you watch him inthe past ripping on Republicans, becasue "they dont lilke helping others" He is alwasys for other people to spend their money and make sacrifices, but NOT HIM. No shocker here. Then on the other hand. He worked hard for that money, why should he have to be taxed more or have to take a cut.



  7. 7

    What a fucking dick.



  8. 8

    Matt needs to be fired. He is old, ugly and brings nothing new to the Today show. It's losing money because nobody wants to watch a deadbeat show with nothing new or inspiring. Matt is a has been. He's going to make this show fold. Needs new blood.

  9. meme says – reply to this


    9

    Just fire him already and save 30 million. He has ruined the show enough.



  10. 10

    what an overpaid prick.

  11. walrus says – reply to this


    11

    30 Millionn dollars, and he won't help his fellow workers. Mattt is a true left democrat, he talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. He would always criticize the republicans. How greedy he is with no heart. How can anyone possibly stomach watching him. Years ago I did like him, but everthing went to his head. He became a cynical, sterile, greedy selfish man, always pushing his views. I never felt he did anything news worthy or of great importance. His cohosts, Couric, Viera, and Curry were the brains and charisma of the show. They were why viewers watched not because of Matt. `He will disappear like the Hostess Twinkie.

  12. teeter totter says – reply to this


    12

    Re: LoriC – Thanks, I discovered them when my PC crashed and I had to watch TV for a week.