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NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By: Kelly Meyers

November 29, 2017

The world was shocked to learn this morning that NBC and The Today Show had fired Matt Lauer. Lauer has been accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb made the tearful announcement first thing this morning.

As you can see in the video today's news was clearly shocking to them as well.

The allegations were first brought to the attention of NBC late Monday, according to a statement issued by the network. NBC says there was reasonable proof that Lauer had acted inappropriately, and as a result, the veteran anchor was terminated.

We've learned that both the New York Times and Variety were working on stories that investigated claims that Lauer had acted inappropiately in the workplace, according to reporting from CNN

Lauer was the host of the show since 1994.