Matt Lauer was born on December 30, 1957 in Nyc. He attended Ohio University but leave to pursue journalism. In 1994, he became news anchor for the esteemed Today show, he then succeeded Bryant Gumbel as cohost opposite Katie Couric. Lauer is wed to model Annette Roque and they’ve three kids together.
Television host, reporter, producer. Created Matthew Todd Lauer on December 30, 1957 in Nyc. He leave in 1979, only four credits shy of graduation, to continue a journalism internship at WOWK TV in West Virginia. The risk paid off when he got a news creating area. By 1980, he was an on air reporter.
Lauer spent the 1980s in various reporting positions along the East Coast, working for several news magazines, and finally landing back in The Big Apple.
In 1989, he became co host for the live talk show 9 Broadway Plaza, creating himself as among New York’s most audience-friendly anchormen. Banking on his simple charm and worldwide good looks, NBC signed him on in 1992 to co host two shows, Live at Five and Today in New York. Shortly, he became a regular host for the network’s specials, including Today during the Night, The Tournament of Roses Parade and Upwards for the Golden Globes. In 1994, Lauer became news anchor for the esteemed Today show, as well as in 1997 succeeded Bryant Gumbel as cohost opposite Katie Couric.
He wed model Annette Roque (aka Jade Roque) in 1998. Their son, Jack Matthew Lauer, was created in 2001, daughter Romy in 2003 and son Thijs in 2006.