With speculation about Meredith Vieira leaving Today at the end of her contract in September in overdrive, Entertainment Tonight is reporting that her co-host Matt Lauer has also informed the NBC morning show’s producers that he intends to depart when his contract is up. In his case, that is almost 2 years from now, on Dec. 31, 2012. A lot can happen in 2 years, so writing him off the show is probably a bit premature but, after 14 years on Today, Lauer may be ready to do something else. As for what that something else is, there is speculation that he may reunite with former Today co-host Katie Couric and executive producer Jeff Zucker.
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