Who is Matt Lauer and what is his net worth 2018? Matt Lauer is a TV journalist who is known as the host of the show called ‘The Today Show’. Previously he was the news anchor of WNBC and also used to host a local talk show in Boston, Richmond, Providence, and Philadelphia. He has also hosted the PM magazine. He has worked as a contributor for Dateline NBC. He has hosted numerous entertainment news on HBO. Lauer has also hosted the “Day In Court”. He has also hosted several Olympic games and has appeared in the episode of the series ‘Will & Grace’.
Matthew Todd Lauer was born in New York City, New York on December 30, 1957. He was born to parents Marilyn Kolmer and Jay Robert Lauer. His father was an executive in a bicycle company and his mother owned a boutique. His parents got separated when he was just a youth. He completed his graduation from Scripps College of Communication which is a part of School of Media Arts and Studies of Ohio University. At the age of 39, he received his undergraduate degree. He was a drop out of Ohio University in 1979. In 1997, his father died and in the same year he became the co-host of the show ‘The Today Show’.
Matt Lauer married Nancy Alspaugh in 1981. The couple got separated in 1988. In 1998, he married Annette Roque. He has got three children namely Jack Matthew Lauer, Romy Lauer, and Thijs Lauer.
He began hosting many shows in the 1980s. Being a part of WNBC, he appeared many times on camera for NBC. In 1992, he replaced Margaret Larson for ‘The Today Show’. From 1992 to 1997, he became the anchor of the program ‘NBC News at Sunrise’. He also became a part of ‘NBC Nightly News’. He then hosted the annual show called ‘Where in the World is Matt Lauer?’ In 1986, he became the host of ‘Fame, Fortune, and Romance’.
He still continues to host NBC News from 1992 till date. He has been hosting ‘Christmas In Rockefeller Center’ from 1998 till now. He has been hosting ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade’ from 1998 till date. He has co-hosted the opening and closing ceremony of many Olympic Games. In his career, he has interviewed many people like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Prince Harry, and Prince William.
In 2006, he hosted the show ‘Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together’. He appeared as himself in the movie ‘Land of the Lost’ in 2009. He has appeared in movies like ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’ and ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’. From 2010 to 2013, Matt Lauer became the correspondent of ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’. In 2009, he became the Class Day speaker at the Harvard University.
Matt Lauer has won many awards and nominations in his career. He was nominated for the 2012 People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Daytime TV Host. In 2007, he was nominated by the Online Film & Television Association for best Host of a Talk or Service Show. He has won 2 News & Documentary Emmy Awards out of 8 nominations. He has also won 5 Daytime Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations.
Matt Lauer Net Worth
Matt Lauer has hosted several shows in his career. He has also interviewed various celebrities and has hosted much news. He has hosted the Olympic Games in 4 editions in 200, 2008, 2012, and 2016. He has also hosted the winter Olympic Games in 2010 and 2014. In 2012, he signed a contract with NBC wherein he was supposedly paid $25 million a year. By hosting all these shows, Matt Lauer has accumulated good wealth in his career. Matt Lauer’s net worth is an estimated $90 million. In June 2016, he bought a property worth $36.5 million from Richard Gere. His salary has been estimated at $28 million a year.
Matt Lauer has hosted over 13 TV shows in his career. He has also hosted radio shows. He has guest appeared as himself in many television movies. He has interviewed Charlie Sheen, where Sheen revealed that he is HIV positive. In the 1970s, he was associated with WOWK-TV.