Matt Lauer was born on 30 December 1957 in New York, USA. He has been inclined toward journalism since his high school days when he couldn’t get past the amount of crime and hatred being cycled around in the world. He chose to make a career out of it as he eventually did. His mother's name is Marilyn Kolmer and fathers name is Jay Robert Lauer who has a bicycle company. His mother ran a boutique shop in New York. His father belonged to the Jewish ancestry and mother from Romanian so he shared the ancestors between his father and mother. His ethnicity is white. His family has always been supportive of him all throughout his career.

He did his graduation from the school of Media Arts and Studies. For his undergraduate degree, he went to the Ohio University but later dropped out due to his work and also because he didn't find it a necessity to get an undergraduate degree. He later completed his degree in 1997 after 15 years of living the university. He began his journalism career in 1979 when he started producing the news for a private channel in West Virginia.

By the next year he switched over to hosting and started anchoring the news for the same channel. He, however, didn't feel satisfaction from his growth and wanted to be an even bigger influence on the media so he started to go to the USA to do different hoes at different locations. Then in the year 1993, he switched over to the NBC news. Given his popularity the news channel signed him instantly and now he has become one of the senior figures at the channel. It was a NBC News though that he started to gain worldwide popularity as the channel provided him more viewers.

He started his NBC career by doing shows such as Today in New York and Live At Five. These shows were regular shows that he got the chance to host. After few years through eh switched over to The Today Show and replaced another host for this show. This show ran on weekends and was a primetime show. Later he starred hosting another show called Weekend Today. Currently, he does a show called Where in the world is Matt Lauer which airs on NBC. This show is very well received by the viewers. He has interviewed some of the most influential people such as Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama for this show.

Lauer has been married twice. The first time he was married to Nancy Alspaugh but later got a divorce due to certain unknown factors. After the divorce, he married Annette Roque and has been since then living a very happy life with his wife. He has three children with his wife named Jack, Thijs, and Romy. His salary is believed to be very high as he is the senior figure at his work and has been doing this for a long time. His net worth si estimated to be around $100 million which is astounding. He is active on social media and his fans can follow him there.

Last Modified: Apr 6, 2020

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