NBC News Will Not Pay Settlement to Matt Lauer – Variety

Variety| Fri Dec 01 13:04:36 EST 2017
Matt Lauer was one of the highest compensated journalists on television, but NBC won’t be paying out any of the remaining terms of his contract in the wake of his recent controversial dismissal. NBC News on Wednesday said it fired the morning-show veteran, citing “inappropriate ----- behavior in the workplace” and setting up potential chaos at its venerable — and very lucrative — “Today” A.M. franchise. Lauer had been a fixture on the program for more than two decades, and served as a connection to morning viewers through several generations. He first joined as a news reader in 1994 before becoming the show’s co-anchor in 1998. He will not be getting any settlement money, acc..

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