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Matt Lauer Finally Gets Some Love From Today Show Executive Producer

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For the past couple of weeks it feels like it's been Matt Lauer vs. The World. But apparently there's at least one person out there willing to stick up for him!

The Today show's executive producer Don Nash rushed to the aid of the highly scrutinized anchor and said the show would suffer without him.

Matt has been under heavy fire recently for multiple incidents, including a controversial interview that featured sound bytes from Jerry Sandusky, and some are even putting the blame on him for the Today show's drop in ratings.

But Don is hoping to clear the air and says he has no plan on getting rid of Matt. In fact, he says everybody LOVES him:

“I can tell you unequivocally that the staff is not divided over whether Matt should stay or go — this staff loves Matt.”

We can think of a former coworker or two who would probably beg to differ! Ha!

Although Don insists that they have no plans to replace Matt, he didn't exactly squash the rumors that the network was looking to bring in Anderson Cooper:

"We hope Matt stays forever, but you’re always looking for talent because you want the person to grow into the job and you want some time to groom them."

We're not hearing a "No!"

He went on to say that the best medicine for all the turmoil is for his crew to focus on making the best show possible and climbing back to the top. After all, winning cures everything!

It's probably a good idea for Don to show some support, especially with the beating Matt has been taking lately. But if the show's ratings continue to slide, we'll see if the boss starts singing a different tune!

[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]

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4 comments to “Matt Lauer Finally Gets Some Love From Today Show Executive Producer”

  1. kathy says – reply to this


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    THE FAMILY WE HAVE NOW ON THE TODAY SHOW ARE WONDERFUL, NOT ONE PERSON SHOULD LEAVE, OR BE CHANGED. LOOK THE DEAL IS THIS ANN WAS GOOD AT THE NEW DESK AND SPECIAL REPORTS, BUT SHE WAS NOT AT ALL GOOD AT BEING CO ANCHOR WITH MATT SHE SHOULD NEVER BEEN OFFERED THAT SEAT. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING SWEET OR NICE, SHE JUST DIDN'T HAVE WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THAT SPOT. I ALSO FEEL THE SHOW SHE PUT ON HER LAST DAY WAS UNPROFESSIONAL AND PATHETIC FOR HER TO SIT AND CRY, CRY, CRY, WHEN SHE KNEW FOR WEEKS IT WAS COMING TELLS ME SHE FULLY INTENDED FOR MATT AND THE EXECS TO LOOK BAD AND TO CAUSE THIS MESS. STAY STRONG MATT, SAVANNHA, AL AND NAT, YOU BELONG TOGETHER AND I ENJOY YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY. ANN SHAME ON YOU FOR THE SHOW YOU PUT ON THE DAY YOU LEFT.



  2. 2

    Still a douche



  3. 3

    Re: kathy

    LOL - apparently there are TWO people in the world on his side. Such a small club to belong to…

  4. JoeR says – reply to this


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    SOMEONE SHUT HIM UP!!!!!………WTF SUCH A WHINER