Donald Trump is a progressive on transgender issues ... saying the trans community is welcome to use any bathroom in his slew of buildings. Donald was on "Today" when Matt posed the question ...… READ MORE >
Matthew Todd "Matt" Lauer (born December 30, 1957) is an American television journalist best known as the host of NBC's The Today Show since 1996. He was previously a news anchor in New York City and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence and Richmond. He was also host of PM Magazine (or "Evening Magazine" 1980-1986) and worked for ESPN in the 1980s as a sideline reporter. In the early 1990s, Lauer hosted segments of HBO Entertainment News. He was born in New York City, the son of Marilyn Kolmer, a boutique owner, and Jay Robert Lauer, a bicycle-company executive. Lauer is of Romanian-Jewish descent on his father's side, as seen on the Today Show's Finding Our Roots. His parents divorced during his youth, and his father died in 1997. Lauer had become co-host of The Today Show replacing longtime host Bryant Gumbel in early 1997, not long before his father's death. In 1999, both Lauer and his co-host Katie Couric initially resisted participation in Today's proposed series about their family roots. The series turned out to be a hit, and Lauer was moved by what he learned about his immigrant ancestors. "My dad was Jewish. My mom is not. So I was not raised anything.
Caitlyn Jenner takes issue with the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. investigation that concluded speed was a factor in the fatal PCH crash. Jenner told Matt Lauer on "Today" she was going 46 in a 50… READ MORE >
Pete Carroll says he actually cried over his Super Bowl fail ... but he's still defending his decision to PASS on that infamous play from the goal line. The Seattle Seahawks coach sat down with… READ MORE >
Now that he's had some time to think about that stupid play call, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will once again try to explain himself during a sit-down interview with Matt… READ MORE >
Matt Lauer says he and Giada De Laurentiis never banged ... and reports saying otherwise are flat-out false.Lauer was heading out of the LAX Saturday when he put the rumors to rest ... telling a… READ MORE >
Dr. Nancy Snyderman once again tried apologizing for breaking her Ebola quarantine ... but again, there were asterisks and excuses. Snyderman sat down Wednesday morning with Matt Lauer and in her… READ MORE >