Matt Lauer: Is He Leaving the Today Show?

Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer

Jason DeCrow/AP

updated 04/06/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 04/06/2011 AT 5:45 PM ET

It’s been a week of reported shakeups for TV journalists.

Fresh of the heels of news that Meredith Vieira may not renew her contract at Today once it expires later this year, reports have surfaced that her co-host, Matt Lauer, will also step down from his position at the NBC morning show.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Lauer, 53, has already notified his NBC bosses that he plans to leave the show he’s hosted since 1997 when his contract expires on Dec. 31, 2012.


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