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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameMatthew Todd Lauer
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt was educated at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio where he majored in communications. He was hired for internship and quit school in 1979 - four credits shy of graduation. Matt later obtained the degree in 1997 by writing a paper on work experience and delivering the commencement address. Matt's first wife was Nancy Alspaugh, born in 1955, a TV producer. Matt was briefly engaged to Kristen Gesswein, a newscaster. They were together from 1989-96. Matt's current wife is Dutch born model Annette Roque (aka Jade Roque). They have been together since the summer of 1997. They were married October 3, 1998. Matt's father's name is Robert Lauer. He was a retired bicycle-company executive who divorced from Lauer's mother. He died of cancer in 1997 at age 74. Matt's mother's name is Marilyn Kolmer, who is a boutique owner and a former model. She remarried to Richard Kolmer who is Matt's stepfather. Marilyn's father, Matt's grandfather, is Art Gentry, a singer. Matt has a sister whose name is April Lauer Stone. April was born in 1953 and is married with two children. In 1999 Matt won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program, 1998 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelly Wiebe <senhue@mts.net>

Spouse (2)

Annette Roque (3 October 1998 - 5 September 2019) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Nancy Alspaugh (17 July 1982 - 1988) ( divorced)

Trivia (22)

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]
Has a fear of lightning (astraphobia) which he has described as being a "concern.".
Has a mild case of color-blindness.
Son Jack Matthew Lauer was born. Jack is Lauer's first child with wife Annette Roque. His birth weight was 7 lb 3 oz. Matt had to leave Today (1952) in the middle of the broadcast to join his wife for the birth of their son. [June 2001]
He and his wife, Annette welcomed their second child, a girl named Romy Lauer on October 2, 2003. She weighed 7lbs.
Communications major at Ohio University from 1975 to 1979 before leaving for an internship. Completed degree work in 1997 and returned as commencement speaker at his own graduation.
When the war in Iraq began, Lauer was stationed in Qatar -- along with many other newscasters from around the world -- where he gave up-to-the-minute coverage on the event.
In 1982, he had a walk on role as a Gallery patron on the soap opera Another World (1964) while filming a behind-the-scenes look at the show for P.M. Magazine.
Signed a contract on April 11, 2006, which will provide him a salary of $13 million for the next five years.
He and his wife, Annette, welcomed their third child, a boy named Thijs (pronounced "Tice") on November 28, 2006 in New York City. Thijs weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz.
His grandfather, Art Gentry, was part of a popular vaudeville vocal quartet, Eton Boys (ak The Four Eton Boys).
Has emetophobia which is an irrational fear of vomiting and mysophobia, a severe aversion to dirt and contamination.
His wife, Annette Roque, filed for divorce in 2006, while she was pregnant with their third child, but withdrew the request after the couple underwent counseling.
Working as co-host of NBC's Today (1952) through 2011. [April 2006]
September 11, 2000 - Sydney Australia for Olympic Games coverage for NBC's Today (1952). [2000]
His father's family is Ashkenazi Jewish (from Romania and Poland). His mother's ancestry is English, as well as Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), German, and Dutch.
To date (2014), Matt is the longest serving host of Today (1952) followed by Katie Couric.
Is the only Today (1952) hosting member not to include his farewell remarks to Charles Osgood, when he departed from CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) in 2016.
Matt lives in the same East 64th Street Manhattan apartment building once occupied (1984-2009) by Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff.
As of 2017, he surpassed [Bryant Gumbel] as the longest-serving host of [Today (1952)]. At the time of his termination, he hosted the show for 20 years.
NBC News announced that Lauer's employment, esp. as being host of [Today (1952)], had been terminated after an unidentified female NBC employee reported that Lauer had sexually harassed her during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and that the harassment continued after they returned to New York. [29 November 2017].
He is most widely known to be a very private man.

Personal Quotes (5)

"I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?' " --People, May 1994.
(2013) I was always more interested in asking people about themselves than I was telling them about me.
(2013) I don't find anything comes out of getting in someone's face during an interview and screaming... When you have a sense that emotions are being used to manipulate, you have to jump in and cut it off. But when there's real, honest emotion coming out, like when Tom Cruise got worked up over his belief system on antidepressant drugs, you let that go because there's no replacing that reality. If you were to cut that off, you'd be doing your viewers a disservice. My job was to stay out of the way.
(2013) I've always liked the idea of walking into a cocktail party where there are different people and finding some connection with almost everybody in the room.
(2013) Early on, I had five jobs in a row where I was either fired or canceled. One or two times you can say, "They don't know what they're talking about. They don't know talent when they see it." After the fifth time, if you don't look in the mirror and ask yourself some really serious questions about whether you're cut out to be in this business, you're an idiot.

Salary (3)

Today (1952) $12,000,000 /year (2007)
Today (1952) $13,000,000 /year (2009)
Today (1952) $25,000,000 /year (2012)

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