Matt Lauer is a well-known television news anchor from America who has previously co-hosted ‘The Today Show’ on NBC. He was Dateline NBC’s contributor and was with NBC until 2017 from 1997. From 1998 to 2017, Lauer has co-hosted the ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’ and has also co-hosted several Olympic Games. From 1980 to 1986, he has hosted PM Magazine. He was terminated from NBC in 2017 after the allegations of sexual behavior. Keep reading to know more about Matt Lauer’s net worth in 2018.
Matt Lauer Early Life
Robert Quinlan Costas was born in 1952 on 22 March to Jayne Costas and John Costas.
Matthew Todd Lauer was born on December 30, 1957, in New York City, New York to his parents Jay Robert Lauer and Marilyn Lauer.
In 1997, he received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University. He was 39 years old at that time. In there, he studied in the School of Media Arts and Scripps College of Communication.
From 1982 to 1989, he was married to Nancy Alspaugh. In 1998, Matt Lauer got married to Annette Roque. The couple has three children named Jack, Thijs, and Romy. His daughter Romy has also hosted ‘Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together’.
In November 2017, Lauer was terminated from NBC following the report of a sexual harassment by a female employee. There are investigations going on for his behavior. There was also another accusation made by Addie Zinone.
Matt Lauer Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1979, Matt Lauer started his career in television by becoming the producer of WOWK-TV’s noon newscast. He later became an on-air presenter of the station. Following that he went on to host several talk programs and in 1984, he became the host of PM Magazine.
From 1986 to 1987, Lauer hosted ‘Fame, Fortune, and Romance’. This was followed by becoming the host of WNEV-TV’s ‘Talk of the Town’. From 1988 to 1991, he hosted ‘9 Broadcast Plaza’. He was associated with WNBC-TV from 1992 to 1996. In 1994, he co-anchored ‘Today in New York’. Later, Lauer became the co-anchor of ‘Live at Five’.
He was associated with NBC News from 1992 to 2017. He became a fill-in anchor of ‘NBC News at Sunrise’ and ‘Weekend Today’ from 1992 to 1997. He was also the fill-in news anchor of ‘Today’. Later, he was appointed as the anchor and co-anchor of the show.
Lauer was the contributing anchor of ‘Dateline NBC’ for over ten years. From 2010 to 2013, he was the correspondent of ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’. He has also hosted ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ from 1998 to 2016.
Awards & Achievements
In 2000, Matt Lauer was nominated for the TV Guide Award in the category of ‘Favorite News Personality’. He was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award in 2012. In 2007, he got nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award. He is the winner of two News & Documentary Emmy Awards out of eight nominations. He has also won five Daytime Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations.
Net Worth of Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer has an estimated net worth of more than $90 million. This fortune comes by hosting a number of shows in his career. He has been active in his career since 1979. During his career, he has hosted a number of shows, events, and has also produced television shows. Apart from that, he has also hosted Discovery Channel’s ‘The Greatest American’. In 2006, he was seen in the television series ‘Will & Grace’. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing in the films ‘’ I, Tonya’, ‘Lady Bird’, and ‘Land of the Lost’.
Matt Lauer is considered one of the most popular television hosts in the world. He has also served as a speaker at Harvard University in 2009. Although he had a successful career with NBC, it got hit by sexual allegations.