Matt Lauer Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More


Matt Lauer

Full NameMatthew Todd Lauer
ProfessionAmerican Television Journalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 178 cm
in meters - 1.78 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 70 kg
in Pounds - 154 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorSalt & Pepper (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1957
Age (as in 2016)59 Years
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
SignatureMatt Lauer Signature
HometownNew York City, New York, U.S.
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityScripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University
Educational QualificationAn undergraduate degree from Ohio University
FamilyFather- Jay Robert Lauer (a bicycle-company executive)
Matt Lauer (Left) With His Father
Mother- Marilyn Lauer (a boutique owner)
Matt Lauer With His Mother
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionNot Known
Ethnicity/RaceRomanian Jewish
HobbiesReading, Traveling
Controversies• In September 2006, his wife Roque filed for divorce on the pretext of cruel and inhumane treatment from Lauer. However, they reconciled later.
• On November 29, 2017, NBC fired him as host of the "Today Show" over allegations of sexual harassment.
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsNancy Alspaugh
Wife/SpouseNancy Alspaugh, Emmy award-winning Television Producer (m. 1981; div.1988)
Matt Lauer Ex-Wife Nancy Alspaugh
Annette Roque, Model
Matt Lauer With His Wife Annette Roque
Marriage DateOctober 3, 1998 (With Annette Roque)
ChildrenSons- Jack Matthew (born 2001), Thijs (born 2006)
Daughter- Romy (born 2004)
Matt Lauer With His Children
Money Factor
Salary$28,000,000 (annually)
Net Worth (approx.)$60 million (as in 2017)

Matt Lauer


Some Lesser Known Facts About Matt Lauer

  • Does Matt Lauer smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Matt Lauer drink alcohol?: Yes
  • During his youth, his parents divorced.
  • In 1997, his father died.
  • In early 1997, he replaced longtime host Bryant Gumbel; becoming the co-host of The Today Show. Matt Lauer With Bryant Gumbel
  • He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University at the age of 39. Matt Lauer Ohio University Undergraduate
  • Previously, Lauer had dropped out of Ohio University in the spring of 1979.
  • In 1979, he began his television career for WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia as a producer of the noon newscast.
  • During the initial phase of his career, Lauer moved around the country, hosting some talk programs in Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, and Richmond.
  • In the 1980s, he also worked for ESPN.
  • In 1990, the Kushner-Locke Company hired him to host a pilot called “Day In Court,” produced by veteran producer David Sams. David Sams was the same person, who helped to launch “The Oprah Winfrey” Show into national syndication.
  • In January 1994, he became a full-time news anchor for “The Today Show.”

  • Apart from “The Today Show,” Lauer also hosted programmes on MSNBC and the Discovery Channel.

  • From 1998 to 2011, Lauer embarked on an annual 5-day, globe-spanning adventure called- “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” It gave an opportunity to Lauer to visit various locations around the World.

  •  In 2005, in an interview, To Cruise argued with Lauer about postpartum depression and psychiatry and called Lauer “Glib.” However, 3 years later in December 2008, Cruise regretted the exchange and arm wrestled Lauer publicly.

  • In early 2006, he had a guest appearance as himself on a live episode of Will & Grace.

  • In November 2006, Lauer, along with his daughter Romy, hosted the Sesame Street direct-to-DVD show- “Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together.”

  • On June 19, 2007, Lauer interviewed Prince William and Prince Harry.

  • In the 2009 film, “Land of the Lost,” Lauer appeared as himself in the beginning and again at the end of the film. Land of the Lost
  • On June 3, 2009, Lauer served as the Class Day speaker at Harvard University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

  • Lauer co-hosted the opening ceremonies of several Olympic Games- the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • In November 2015, during an interview with Matt Lauer, the actor Charlie Sheen revealed he was HIV-positive.

  • On September 8, 2016, Lauer conducted separate thirty-minute interviews with presidential candidates- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

  • On January 6, 2017, he celebrated his 20th anniversary on Today.

  • On November 29, 2017, Andrew Lack (NBC Chairman) terminated Lauer after an unidentified NBC employee complained against Lauer for sexual harassment.

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