Matt Lauer has been fired by NBC.
Savannah Guthrie, Lauer’s Today cohost, opened the show Wednesday with the news, reading a statement from Andrew Lack, chairman of NBC News.
“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” Lack said in the statement. “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.