Rejoice, morning news fans: Your beloved Matt Lauer isn’t going anywhere. Despite rumors that he would leave the Today Show when his contract ran out, Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, says Lauer has signed “a long-term deal” to stay on the program. “Matt is the franchise, and our franchise player has decided to keep leading our team,” said Capus. An official announcement will be made tomorrow.
The future of Lauer’s co-host Ann Curry is still unclear. Curry’s transition into the spot vacated by Meredith Viera has been rocky, and sources claim that she’ll soon be replaced by Savannah Guthrie.