Matt Lauer and NBC “have agreed to add three more years to his ‘Today’ contract, which was to expire in 2008,” Jacques Steinberg reveals in Tuesday’s NYT. “He will be paid more than $13 million a year, according to a person who was officially briefed on the deal but not authorized to disclose it — at least a million dollars a year more than Ms. Vieira and in the range of what Ms. Couric has made at NBC.
And if he fulfills the terms of the contract, staying until spring 2011, Mr. Lauer will have spent more than 14 years on ‘Today,’ which would put him close to eclipsing Ms. Couric, who at a little over 15 years is the longest-serving anchor in its history.”
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