It was no doubt a very painful decision.' It seems that he will not be missed by all of his past and former co-workers however, with former MSNBC host Keith Olberman tweeting: 'Matt Lauer was remorsely vindictive and tyrannical to everyone at NBC News and management repeatedly enabled him and buried the issue.' This all comes just as exposes detailing claims of sexual misconduct against Lauer are set to be released by Variety and The New York Times.
'For the last two months, @EWagmeister and I have been reporting on a story about serious sexual harassment allegations against Lauer.
Andy Guthrie maintained her composure throughout the opening segment despite tearing up at times, and at one point was clutching on to co-host Hoda Kotb.'Hoda, I mean, you know, for the moment, all we can say is we are heartbroken. How do you reconcile your love for someone with the recognition that they have behaved badly.
But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can.'In a statement on Wednesday, Today said: 'Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. I will tell you, we do not know more than what I just shared with you. And I'm heartbroken for the brave colleague that came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell.Lack told staffers on Friday during their editorial call that Lauer had expressed remorse when he informed him of the network's decision to terminate his contract, less than 24 hours after an investigation was launched into his accuser's claims.NBC said the incident of misconduct that led to his firing started when Lauer and a network employee were stationed at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and continued beyond that assignment.The power of journalism has never been more evident with this cultural change.' In the dark: I didn't know anything about this until a couple of minutes ago.I don't know what the allegations are specifically.