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Megyn Kelly, Al Roker & More NBC Hosts React to Matt Lauer's Firing

NBC host Megyn Kelly has spoken out about the firing of Matt Lauer, who was dismissed from his role as longtime Today show anchor after a sexual misconduct allegation was brought to light.

“This one does hit close to home,” Megyn told her viewers. “But when this happens what we don’t see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward, and it’s a terrifying thing to do.

“We are in the middle of a sea change in this country. An empowerment revolution. s painful as this moment is for so many here at NBC today, at CBS [with Charlie Rose] earlier this month, at Fox News over the last year, in Hollywood this fall, it is a sign of progress. Of women finding their voices, their courage and of the erosion of a shameful power imbalance that has been in place for far too long,” Megyn continued.

In my experience, a news organization is bigger than any one person. They all face challenges, they all stumble. But the good ones stay standing and forge forward, fulfilling their core mission: Journalism,” she added.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were the ones who broke the news to the Today show audience with an emotional message.

Al Roker, meanwhile, said he was “trying to process” the news about his friend of over 30 years.

Lauer had been a member of the Today show since 1997.

Matt Lauer Fired By NBC Over 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior,' 'Today' Anchors React (Video)

Matt Lauer has been fired from his job at NBC’s Today show for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”

NBC News’s Andy Lack revealed the news in a letter to staff, and the news was confirmed by the Today show’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on air.

NBC also added that this is the “first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Savannah and Hoda said they had just learned the news this morning.

“This is a sad morning at ‘Today’ and NBC News,” Savannah said. “As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear colleague.”

Lauer, 59, was named as an anchor at the Today show back in January of 1997.

Click inside to read the letter detailing Matt Lauer’s firing…More Here! »

'Today' Hosts Turn Into Country Superstars on Halloween!

The Today show hosts put on quite the show for Halloween in New York City today (October 31)!

The hosts decided to put on a big country concert with Hoda Kotb as Blake Shelton (the real Blake made an appearance too!), Kathie Lee Gifford as Miley Cyrus, Carson Daly as Billy Ray Cyrus (who also made an appearance on the show), Al Roker as Willie Nelson, Savannah Guthrie as Kenny Rogers, Matt Lauer as Dolly Parton, and Megyn Kelly as Shania Twain.

Check out the entire segment in the video below!

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Matt Lauer Recreates His Tom Cruise Interview, as Tom! (Video)

Matt Lauer had a controversial interview with Tom Cruise back in 2005 during which they debated about psychiatry and prescription drugs… and now Matt is recreating the interview while playing Tom!

The 59-year-old Today show host, along with co-host Savannah Guthrie, appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night (June 22) in New York City.

Host Andy Cohen played Matt in the recreation of the interview!

“Can i just say before we do this, I like Tom Cruise,” Matt said before they got in front of the green screen and he put on the wig. “We have a good relationship, we have a good friendship. It was just one little moment.”


Matt Lauer Recreates Famous Tom Cruise Interview As Tom Cruise

Click inside to watch the interview from the Today archives… More Here! »

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Megyn Kelly Accidentally Snubs Hoda Kotb During 'Today Show' Debut (Video)

Megyn Kelly made her first appearance as an NBC news anchor on The Today Show on Thursday (June 1), but she made a small error while saying hello to the hosts!

The 46-year-old former Fox News anchor was appearing live from St. Petersburg to tease her upcoming interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Hoda Kotb were sitting at the anchor desk in New York City while welcoming Megyn to the show for the first time as a team member.

“Hey guys, it’s great to be with you, Matt and Savannah,” she said. When she realized her name wasn’t said, Hoda put her hands into the air in a “what about me?” way!

It’s likely that Megyn didn’t know Hoda was at the desk as people who appear live via satellite usually are just given an audio feed, not a video feed.

Matt Lauer Receives Huge Scare on 'Ellen' - Watch Now!

Matt Lauer got quite the surprise on The Ellen Show today.

During his interview, the 59-year-old Today show host was scared by a man dressed as a woman in a dress popping out of a piece of fake furniture.

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“It’s so petty. It’s so childish,” Matt said after the scare. “Now I wet my suit. It’s the only suit I have and I’m wearing your underwear in this suit.”

Click inside to see more from Matt Lauer’s interview with Ellen…More Here! »

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VIDEO: Matt Lauer Explains His Man Choker After Huge Social Media Response

Matt Lauer shocked social media yesterday by revealing he’s been wearing a man choker for years.

“Chokers for men are a thing now too,” Matt said on the the Today show. “Asos has a wide selection of male chokers, some in velvet and others in cotton…they’re late to the game because, guys, I have been wearing a choker for years.” Matt then unbottoned his top buttons to reveal a choker.

Now, Matt is setting the record straight after the moment caused so much chatter on the Internet (as well as articles on GQ and more!)

“I do not wear a choker, folks,” Matt revealed. Watch below!

Click inside read fan tweets about the man choker…More Here! »