A top NBC News executive said Wednesday the network is not considering replacing Matt Lauer as anchor of the Today show despite reports that Anderson Cooper of CNN was approached about the job.
”Matt Lauer is the best in the business,” said Alex Wallace, a NBC News executive who oversees the Today show. “We want him in the Today show anchor chair for many years to come.”
Wallace spoke after reports of a meeting with Cooper first appeared in Deadline Hollywood. The report was confirmed to The Associated Press by a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private and was not authorized to speak to the media. READ FULL STORY