If NBC seemed chilly about
Tuesday's (April 5) reports tha
is contemplating vacating her
show anchor chair, then it really sounds miffed now that sources are saying
has his hand on the exit door, as well.
ET's source, Lauer has already informed his network bosses that he plans to leave the show when his contract is up on December 31.
In response, NBC released the following statement:
"There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and 'Today.'"
Wow, in statement language, they're steaming over there!
This report joins other recent reports that Lauer's former co-anchor,
, is leaving her CBS gig
for her own talk show
Could Lauer be mulling over greener pastures?