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SmashMouth 02-10-2012 10:07 AM

Matt Lauer wants $30 million to remain at NBC
Matt Lauer has softened his position about leaving "Today" in December at the end of his contract, if NBC agrees to pay him a record amount of money.

Sources connected to NBC tell TMZ Lauer was done with "Today" and wanted out , but the word at the network is he will now re-sign if NBC pays way more than the $17 million he's currently making.

Sources tell TMZ Negotiations are now ongoing, but if NBC agrees Lauer could score as much as $30 million a year.

As for the reason behind his change of heart, there are two schools of thought according to network sources. Some say Lauer changed his mind when network execs made it clear they were interested in tapping Ryan Seacrest as Matt's replacement.
Other sources claim Lauer has wanted to re-sign all along and was using the claims he would leave to score a bigger payday.
"Today" makes roughly $450 million a year for the network, more than any other show on NBC.

Read more: Matt Lauer Wants $30M To Stay At NBC's 'Today Show,' Report Says | Fox News

Srgt. Hulka 02-10-2012 03:37 PM

"Matt Lauer wants $30 million to remain at NBC"

I think I would have to tell Matt Lauer to want in one hand know the rest.

QBREES9 02-10-2012 11:32 PM

Let him walk. Who cares.

Mardigras9 02-15-2012 09:28 AM

Uh......Bye, Bye.

OldMaid 02-16-2012 05:40 PM

Where in the world is Matt Lauer?
Not at NBC should be the answer.

Danno 02-16-2012 05:58 PM

I hope they pay it, he'll keep that liberal news joke of a network irrelevant.

QBREES9 02-16-2012 10:54 PM

Cut him.

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