NBC News Fires 'Today' Anchor Matt Lauer After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Matt Lauer, the anchor of "Today" for two decades, was fired by NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

"This is a sad morning here at Today," cohost Savannah Guthrie said at the opening of the program today, before reading a statement sent to staff by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack.

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Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment. https://t.co/1A3UAZpvPb

In the statement, Lack said that an employee came forward on Monday night to report Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. He went on to say that while this is the first such allegation against the anchor in his more than 20 years at the company, there's reason to believe it was not an isolated incident.

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