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...
Oprah Winfrey, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters was welcomed to her last episode of The View as co-host with a standing ovation, but the show quickly kicked into high-gear with the arrival of the first of many surprise guests: Hillary Clinton.
As soon as Clinton sat down, a shocked Walters told the former First Lady, "You know what? You look terrific here. Why don't you take my place on the show? People won't be asking you what you're doing next all the time."
Katie Couric is in talks to return to Today temporarily to replace co-hostSavanah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave, according to The New York Post.
NBC News is said to also be in talks with others, including Meredith Vieira, the Post reports.
"With the Today show in a good place, we are blessed with great talent and many options to temporarily fill Savannah's chair while she's on leave, but there's no plan yet," an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. "Stay tuned."
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Couric first joined Today in 1991, when she ironically was called on to fill Deborah Norville's spot when she left on maternity leave. Couric secured the gig permanently and remained as co-anchor until she exited in 2006 for CBS Evening News. Couric currently hosts her own talk show, Katie, which ends in June. Couric also has a deal with Yahoo! as its global anchor. While Yahoo! has a partnership with ABC News, Couric's interviews aren't covered by that deal.
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.
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.
Cara Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Mady Gosselin
Kate Gosselin went on the Today show Thursday morning to convince viewers that, contrary to some reports and comments from her ex-husband Jon Gosselin, her children are fine and have no developmental disabilities.
But the move may have backfired, since Gosselin's 13-year-old twin daughters, Cara and Mady, clammed up and essentially refused to speak throughout the entire segment — prompting some awkward (and unsuccessful) prodding by their mother.
Al Roker and Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer and Al Roker created a classic Today moment during the 2006 Winter Olympics when they loaded themselves into a two-person luge. Will they don the spandex uniforms again, this time in Sochi, Russia, for NBC's coverage of the games?
"I don't know if...
Richard Branson with a model of the Virgin Galactic
Today will broadcast Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceflight, which will carry Richard Branson and two of his children, NBC announced Friday.
Branson and his adult children, Holly and Sam, will be the first private passengers to go into space when they take off on SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico next year.
There's nothing like a prostate exam to get your morning off to a good start.
As part of the Today show's focus on men's health for the month of November,Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams live on the air Thursday morning.
Army private Bradley Manning, who was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving classified documents to WikiLeaks, wants to live life as a woman, Manning's lawyer said on the Today show Thursday.