Matt Lauer Has Been Fired From NBC News | TODAY

Matt Lauer has been dismissed from NBC News. NBC News Chairman Andy Lack released a statement saying a colleague had come forward reporting behavior in violation of company standards.
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Matt Lauer Has Been Fired From NBC News | TODAY
And good morning everybody welcome to . today and hold us here with me at this. morning because this is a sad morning . here at today and at nbc news . just moments ago nbc news chairman andy . lack sent the following note to our . organization dear colleagues 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 have . decided to terminate his employment . while it is the first complaint about . his behavior in the over 20 years he has . been at nbc news we were also presented . with reason to believe this may not have . been an isolated incident our highest . priority is to create a workplace. environment where everyone feels safe . and protected and to ensure that any . actions that we run counter to our core . values are met with consequences no . matter who the offender we are deeply . saddened by this turn of events but we . will face it together as a news . organization and do it and it's . transparent a manner as we can that is . the statement from our chairman andy . lack and we just learned this moments . ago just this morning as i'm sure you . can imagine we are devastated and we are . still processing all of this and i will . tell you right now we do not know more . than what i just shared with you but we . will be covering this story as reporters . as journalists i'm sure we will be . learning more details in the hours and . days to come and we promise we will . share that with you and hoda i mean you . know for the moment all we can say is . that we are heartbroken i'm heartbroken . from matt he is my dear dear friend and . my partner and he is beloved by many . many people here and i'm heartbroken for . the brave colleague who came forward to . tell her story and any other women who . have their own stories to tell and we . are grappling with a dilemma that so . many people have faced these past few. weeks how do you reconcile your love for . someone with the revelation that they . have behaved badly and i don't know the . answer to that but i do know that this . reckoning that so many organizations . have been going through is important . it's long overdue. and it must result in workplaces where . all women all people feel safe and . respected as painful as it is this . moment in our culture and this change . had to happen yeah it did this is a very . tough morning for both of us i've known . matt for 15 years and i've loved him as . a friend and as a colleague and again . just like you were saying savannah it's . hard to reconcile what we are hearing. with the man who we know who walks in . this building every single day we were . both woken up with the news kind of . pre-dawn and we're trying to process it . and trying to make sense of it and it'll . take some time for that yeah we're . processing it with all of you at home . mm-hmm and we promise to be transparent . and be straightforward and continue this . important conversation absolutely and . there's no real way to do this but this . show has been on the air for more than . 65 years and we're here because of you . we're supposed to bring you the news so . we're gonna do that i'm going to keep . doing it doing it together all of us and . the crew and people that love this show . yep . and so we will go on so we wait the news . hello today fans thanks for checking out . our youtube channel subscribe by . clicking that button down there and . click on any of the videos over here to . watch the latest interviews show . highlights and digital exclusives. .
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