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Longtime ‘Today’ Anchor Matt Lauer Terminated by NBC News Over ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

Matt Lauer, a morning news mainstay for more than two decades, has been terminated from NBC News after a colleague reported sexual misconduct in the workplace, co-anchor Savannah Guthrie announced Wednesday as the “Today” show opened. Guthrie said she learned about the news shortly before the show went on air, and added that she was heartbroken for her “dear, dear friend” Lauer, as well as the woman whose allegations NBC News found credible. “We are grappling with a dilemma that so many people have faced these last few weeks: How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?” Guthrie said. “I don’t know the answer to that. But I do know that this reckoning that so many organizations have been going through is important, it’s long overdue and it must result in workplaces where all women, all people, feel safe and respected.” NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in a memo that Lauer’s alleged conduct was “a clear violation of our company’s standards.” He did not reveal specifics on what Lauer was accused of.

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