TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Matt Lauer

Powered by imdb

Matt was educated at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio where he majored in communications. He was hired for internship and quit school in 1979 - four credits shy of graduation. Matt later obtained the degree in 1997 by writing a paper on work experience and delivering the commencement address. Matt's first wife was Nancy Alspaugh, born in 1955, a TV producer. Matt was briefly engaged to Kristen Gesswein, a newscaster. They were together from 1989-96. Matt's current wife is Dutch born model Annette Roque (aka Jade Roque). They have been together since the summer of 1997. They were married October 3, 1998. Matt's father's name is Robert Lauer. He was a retired bicycle-company executive who divorced from Lauer's mother. He died of cancer in 1997 at age 74. Matt's mother's name is Marilyn Kolmer, who is a boutique owner and a former model. She remarried to Richard Kolmer who is Matt's stepfather. Marilyn's father, Matt's grandfather, is Art Gentry, a singer. Matt has a sister whose name is April Lauer Stone. April was born in 1953 and is married with two children. In 1999 Matt won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program, 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Savannah Guthrie Officially Named 'Today' Co-Anchor

Savannah Guthrie
Officially Named 'Today' Co-Anchor

It's official -- NBC just announced Savannah Guthrie is the new co-anchor of "Today."As TMZ first reported, Savannah was a lock to replace Ann Curry, who had fallen out of favor with both NBC… READ MORE >

'Today' Show -- Savannah Guthrie in Ann Curry's Chair, But No Official Announcement

'Today' Show
Savannah in Ann's Chair, But Mum's the Word

Savannah Guthrie was alongside Matt Lauer on "Today" this morning … in the barely-cold chair that once belonged to Ann Curry ... but producers wussed out on making it official.In… READ MORE >

- 743 days ago
Savannah Guthrie to Take Ann Curry's Chair TOMORROW

Savannah Guthrie
To Take Ann Curry's Chair TOMORROW

Ann Curry's chair isn't even cold yet ... but "Today" producers have already lined up a new ass to fill it for tomorrow's show ... and it belongs to Savannah Guthrie -- the woman who will replace… READ MORE >

- 744 days ago
Ann Curry -- Hard Feelings Toward Matt Lauer On 'Today'

Ann Curry
Hard Feelings Toward Matt

As Ann Curry said when she said her goodbyes on "Today" ... she wears her heart on her sleeve, so she made it pretty clear there's no love lost between her and Matt Lauer.TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 744 days ago
Ann Curry -- I'm Leaving "Today"

Ann Curry
I'm Leaving "Today"

Ann Curry said goodbye to "Today" today -- hours after her lawyer negotiated her exit from the show -- sobbing as she told viewers, "I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but… READ MORE >

- 744 days ago
Ann Curry -- The Final Cut is In the Works

Ann Curry
The Final Cut Is In the Works

In the case of Ann Curry and the "Today" show -- the writing is not only on the wall, it's in the editing room, because we've learned producers are already preparing Ann's farewell montage ...… READ MORE >

- 745 days ago
Chris Brown -- Roasted by Chris Rock and Matt Lauer on 'Today'

Chris Brown
ROASTED by Chris Rock and Matt Lauer on 'Today'

Chris Rock just whipped out his best off-the-cuff Chris Brown/domestic violence jokes on live TV -- and it all started with Matt Lauer's awkward, but hysterical, intro on NBC's "Today."As Matt was… READ MORE >

- 765 days ago
Matt Lauer: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Matt Lauer
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Matt Lauer looks better now than he did today.Here's the 37-year-old morning news show host back in 1995 (left) -- and 17 years later, the 54-year-old at an event in the Hamptons last week… READ MORE >

- 770 days ago
Matt Lauer Re-Signs with 'Today' -- Ann Curry On Chopping Block

Matt Lauer
Re-Signs with 'Today' Ann Curry on Chopping Block

Matt Lauer has signed a new, long-term deal with the "Today" show.  He will become way richer than he already is, and we're told the next move will be to send Ann Curry packing.As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 828 days ago
Matt Lauer -- I'll Stay at 'Today' If You Pay Me a Fortune

Matt Lauer
I'll Stay at 'Today' ... If You Pay Me a Fortune

Matt Lauer has softened his position about leaving "Today" in December at the end of his contract -- that is, if NBC antes up a record amount of money.Sources connected to NBC tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 883 days ago

Around The Web