What goes around comes around, Matt Lauer. Radar reported that Alexandra Wallace, the newly installed executive overseeing the troubled morning show, had informed her bosses that she might have to fire Matt Lauer if ratings for the show continue to lag behind “Good Morning America.” It was not a report that made much sense — Lauer was just signed to an extremely lucrative new contract earlier in the year — but Wallace spoke on the record to the New York Post to rebuff it.
“There is absolutely no truth to this,” she said. “There have been some recent outrageous claims regarding Matt and the ‘Today’ show, and an awful lot of piling on from nameless, faceless sources. These stories are wrong and irresponsible.”
The show has defended itself on the record several times before. Lauer hit back at critical pieces in the Post and Daily News in September, and several NBC executives, including NBC News president Steve Capus, have backed him in interviews. Capus also lashed out at the tabloid stories, telling the Daily Beast –in an oddly similar statement as Wallace’s — that “there has also been a lot of mean-spirited piling-on, which has been manufactured by many anonymous sources.”
Meanwhile, we’ve enjoyed watching Ann Curry on Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org