When Matt Lauer's contract expires in 2014, NBC isn't expected to renew it.
For 16 years the Today Show reigned supreme in morning television, but was recently beat out by Good Morning America. The show has been declining in favorability since the firing of Ann Curry in 2012. Many pointed the finger at Matt Lauer as the catalyst for her ouster.
Recently, Lauer publicly stated that Curry's firing wasn't his doing, but that of NBC executives.
The rumored replacement is Willie Geist, host of Today's third hour on NBC.
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