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The Biz: Analyzing Matt Lauer's Today Show Contract Renewal

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NBC decided it's better for the Today show to be in second place with Matt Lauer than without him.

After surviving an ugly media pile on over the messy departure of Ann Curry from Today and the program's fall from first place, he's signed on to remain co-anchor for a few more years. The extension, which comes months before... read more

Matt Lauer Renews Contract with NBC

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Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC. The network has re-upped his contract that will keep him co-hosting Today for several more years, The New York Times reports.

Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal is for more than two years, according to the Times. Lauer's current deal, which he signed in April 2012, was set to expire in a few months. 

"We couldn't be more thrilled with Matt's decision," Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, said in a statement. "As I've said many times before, he's the best in the business, and there is nobody I would rather have in the Today anchor chair than Matt."

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VIDEO: Al Roker and Matt Lauer Wrestle a Shark in Sharknado 2 Sneak Peek

Al Roker, Matt Lauer

"Think of it this way: This is a twister with teeth. 'Nuff said," Al Roker warns in a sneak peek of Sharknado 2.

That's right. Roker will appear in the anticipated Sharknado sequel along with his Today co-anchor Matt Lauer.

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Four Big Questions About Josh Elliott's Departure From GMA

Josh Elliot

Another member of morning television's top rated family is leaving home. Josh Elliott, who joined ABC's Good Morning America in 2011 and helped ride it ahead of NBC's Today, is leaving for a high profile role at NBC Sports. He'll be replaced as news anchor by Amy Robach. But is it the last we'll see of Elliott in the morning? It's one of several questions TV news people are asking.... read more

Savannah Guthrie Gets Married, Announces Pregnancy

Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman

Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie got married in a private ceremony over the weekend — and she and her husband Michael Feldman are also expecting their first child.

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Bode Miller Defends NBC Reporter After Emotional On-Air Breakdown

Bode Miller

Bode Miller had a banner day at the Olympics Sunday, becoming the oldest person to medal in an Alpine skiing event when he took bronze at age 36.

But after the victory, things took an uncomfortable turn when NBC reporter Christin Cooper asked Miller about his younger brother Chelone, a snowboarder who died last April after suffering a seizure. With Miller becoming increasingly visibly emotional, Cooper maintained her line of questioning, asking Miller, "How much does this mean to you to come up with this great performance for him? Was it for him?"

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VIDEO: Matt Lauer and Al Roker Take Another Shot at the Double Luge

Al Roker, Matt Lauer

Eight years after their first attempt at Torino, Matt Lauer and Al Roker are giving the luge another chance.

The Today hosts slipped into some patriotic spandex uniforms, and this time, Lauer got the chance to ride on top.

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Bob Costas Hopeful About Olympics Return Despite Eye Infection

Bob Costas

NBC's Bob Costas is hopeful that he'll be back on the air before the end of the Sochi Olympics after suffering from an eye infection that sidelined him earlier this week.

"I feel... read more

Olympics: Matt Lauer Will Fill In for Bob Costas

Bob Costas

NBC's Bob Costas, who's been battling an eye infection as he covers the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is taking the night off on Tuesday and will be replaced by Matt Lauer, Costas announced on the Today show Tuesday morning.

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NBC Won't Live-Stream Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

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NBC will live-stream all events of the upcoming Sochi Olympics except the opening ceremony, Variety reports.

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