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Matt Lauer Was ThisClose To Jumping Ship And Joining NBC's Rival Network ABC!

| Filed under: TV NewsRyan SeacrestKatie Couric

matt lauer almost signed a deal with abc

Well it definitely doesn't look like loyalty is one of Matt Lauer's strengths!

Since the shocking firing of the much beloved Ann Curry, the Today show has been a bit of a mess and Matt has been at the center of all of the drama!

With the show struggling with ratings, there were rumors swirling that NBC's longtime anchor might also be getting the axe. Apparently he heard the gossip, because now we're hearing that he was thisclose to joining ABC!

A source close to the situation says Matt panicked when he heard the rumor that Ryan Seacrest might be joining the program, saying:

"Lauer learned of the leak [about Seacrest] while being forced to stand outside the security gate at the White House Christmas party because Ann Curry had forgotten her driver’s license."

Matt obviously wasn't too optimistic about his job security, because he immediately went and met with NBC's rival network!

Chief of Disney Bob Iger was apparently drooling at the prospect of reuniting the anchorman with his old pal Katie Couric in a daytime talk show, but he instead used the pending deal as an opportunity to get a HUGE payday from NBC and eventually signed a whopping $25 million contract!

We guess it goes to show that loyalty sometimes goes to the highest bidder! You stay classy, Matt Lauer!

[Image via Mr. Blue/WENN.]

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9 comments to “Matt Lauer Was ThisClose To Jumping Ship And Joining NBC's Rival Network ABC!”

  1. 1

    Just go away worn out old man !

  2. 2

    ABC cant possibly be that stupid to want this jerk!!

  3. stacyg says – reply to this


    Does anyone care about Matt Lauer??? He's terrible. Let him go. Bring back Anne Curry!!!

  4. 4

    Isn't Good Morning America kicking the Today Show's butt in the ratings? I can't imagine ABC would want him. I call baloney!

  5. Kelley J says – reply to this


    Why oh WHYYYY would ABC take this troll who is vain, egotistical and not viewer friendly at all, I can PROMISE if I see his face on a show I will NOT watch!

  6. 6

    Sorry for Off Topic, but a good friend really need help. Please visit the next link. Have a good day.

  7. Art0703 says – reply to this


    Matt Lauer is an arrogant.NOT charm or talent atvall!, NBC please fire him ASAP

  8. 8

    Re: omanom22 – You have been posting the same info on this site but never provide a secure link, so heck with you troll.
    On topic, I cannot believe ABC would be stupid enough to consider this, I could see maybe NBC, but not ABC.

  9. Michael Lending says – reply to this


    Fcuk to Matt, he is just a "bald prick". He acted like a "bitch"!