NBC fires "Today Show" host Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct complaint

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NBC has announced that "Today Show" anchor Matt Lauer for inappropriate workplace behavior. 

The move was announced at the start of Wednesday mornings broadcast. According to New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg, a memo was sent to NBC employees citing a complaint for inappropriate behavior in the workplace. 

Co-anchor Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the "Today" show, where Lauer has been an anchor for two decades.

NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network. But added "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."

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