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.
NBC News Andrew Lack in memo, says there was “complaint from colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer.””— jimrutenberg (@jimrutenberg) November 29, 2017
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."
Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017