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

Matt Lauer

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

The Biz: Bill and Willie Geist Talk Family and Parenting in New Book

Bill Geist and Willie Geist

A household that included CBS Sunday Morning humorist Bill Geist and his son Willie, whose dry wit livens up MSNBC's Morning Joe and NBC's Today, had to be entertaining, right? "It was fun," Willie says. "But we didn't... 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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The Biz Exclusive: Tamron Hall in Talks to Join NBC's Today

Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall is serious talks with NBC News to become a co-host on the third hour of the Today show.

People familiar with the discussions tell TV Guide Magazine that Hall will be added to the current line-up of Natalie Morales, Al Roker and... read more

The Biz: Will Today Win Olympics Gold?

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... read more

The Biz: Carson Daly on Joining Today

Carson Daly

Carson Daly seems a little taken aback at the idea that he could be Matt Lauer's heir apparent on NBC's Today. "Oh God I wouldn't go that far," he told TV Guide Magazine on Sept. 12, shortly after being named a full-time member of the morning team.

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Best Moments: Mother's Robin Sparkles Is Back and Scandal's Shocking Twist

Cobie Smulders

Our best moments of the week:

11. Worst (Best) Moment of Truth: After suspecting it for weeks on The Mindy Project, Mindy finally confronts the guy she's been dating — Jaime (B.J. Novak) — about his best friend, who seems to be the Sally to his Harry. After an intense line of questioning from Mindy in the line to go to the top of the Empire State Building, Jaime realizes he actually is in love with his best friend. The moment would be slightly more romantic if a) he was in love with Mindy, b) it wasn't Valentine's Day and c) he didn't completely trip over himself on... read more

The Biz: Willie Geist Named Co-Host of Today's Third Hour

Willie Geist

Willie Geist is going to need an extra shot in his Starbucks.

On the Wednesday edition of NBC's Today, he was officially named co-host of the program's third hour. Geist, 37, will take over Nov. 12 for... read more

The Biz: Today Executive Producer Addresses Shakeup

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer

Don't blame Matt Lauer if you miss Ann Curry on NBC's Today. The morning show's executive producer Jim Bell said Wednesday it was his decision to eject Curry from the co-anchor chair back in June.

Lauer has rarely been the subject of unfavorable press since he became a star co-anchor on Today in 1997. But Today's ratings have dropped further behind ABC's Good Morning America since Curry was replaced by Savannah Guthrie. read more

Morning Joe's Willie Geist to Co-Host Today's Third Hour

Willie Geist

Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist is poised to be promoted to co-host of Today's 9 a.m. hour, The New York Times reports.

The promotion is expected to... read more

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