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ann curry 'not surprised' about misconduct allegations against matt lauer


in her first tv interview since leaving nbc, former “today” show anchor ann curry said wednesday that she was “not surprised” about the misconduct allegations that resulted in matt lauer being fired.“i would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” she said about the work environment at “today” during an interview on “cbs this morning.” “i think it would be surprising if someone said they didn’t see that.”when asked by “cbs this morning” co-anchor norah o’donnell if verbal sexual harassment was pervasive at nbc, curry replied: “it was. yes. period.”lauer was fired from nbc in november after a female nbc employee filed a complaint against him. the woman said lauer engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior throughout 2014.lau






ann curry breaks silence on matt lauer: 'i’m not surprised by the all


curry appeared on 'cbs this morning' for her first television interview since leaving nbc in 2015.        






willie geist on matt lauer scandal: 'i don't know how you couldn'


"i think we’re all still a little bit shocked by it," willie geist said of matt lauer's november firing over allegations of sexual misconduct.        






ann curry 'not surprised' by matt lauer scandal, says nbc had a 'climate of verb


after matt lauer was fired from the "today" show in november due to allegations of sexual harassment, multiple awkward tv moments from his past came to light, particularly regarding conversations with women. one incident got a lot of renewed attention -- ann curry's disastrous exit when she left "today" in 2012.the two visibly had little chemistry on air as co-anchors, and lauer was widely seen as one of the masterminds behind her exit, even though he said he was against her departure. on wednesday, curry appeared on "cbs this morning" for her first tv interview since her "highly publicized break," as co-anchor norah o'donnell put it.while technically appearing to promote her new pbs series "we'll meet again," people clearly wanted to know her thoughts about lauer, as well as the current c






the latest: journalists: more lauer allegations being probed


new york — the latest on nbc's firing of longtime "today" host matt lauer: (all times local):8:30 a.m.one of the journalists who had been investigating "today" show host matt lauer before nbc announced his firing over sexual misconduct allegations says accounts from more women are being vetted.ramin setoodeh of variety spoke on abc's "good morning america" along with his colleague, elizabeth wagmeister.hours after lauer's firing wednesday, the trade publication posted what it said was a two-month investigation that included dozens of interviews with current and former staffers who asked to remain anonymous.setoodeh said thursday the journalists have been "in contact with more women" and are "in the process of vetting their stories."___7:20 a.m.matt lauer says he is "truly sorry" to anyone






correction: tv-katie couric-matt lauer story


in a story jan. 13 about katie couric, the associated press reported erroneously, based on information provided by people magazine, the name of couric's new documentary series on national geographic.the name is "america inside out with katie couric."a corrected version of the story is below:katie couric breaks silence on matt lauer: 'i had no idea'katie couric has broken her silence on sexual misconduct allegations against her former "today" co-host, matt lauer.by the associated presskatie couric, who was matt lauer's "today" co-host for several years, broke her silence saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him.couric told people magazine: "i had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after i left."she departed nbc in 2006 to anchor the "cbs evening news" and has been cr






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


matt lauer's firing for what nbc said was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague stunned viewers wednesday, rocked the network and made the "today" show host the best-known figure in america brought down so far by the misconduct allegations sweeping the industry in recent weeks.also, former "prairie home companion" host garrison keillor was cut loose by minnesota public radio over an allegation of "inappropriate behavior." keillor, 75, said he inadvertently put his hand on a woman's bare back in an attempt to console her.lauer has long been one of the most-liked and highest-paid figures in the tv news industry, and his fall startled many of the roughly 4 million viewers who start their day with the nbc news show.network news chief andrew lack said in a memo to the staff that nbc






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


nbc news fired longtime "today" show host matt lauer on wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.lauer's co-host savannah guthrie made the announcement at the top of wednesday's "today" show. last week, cbs news fired charlie rose after complaints from several women who worked for him.nbc news chairman andrew lack said the network had received a complaint from a colleague on monday night, but gave no details of the alleged misconduct. a review determined it was a clear violation of company standards, he said. it was the first complaint lodged against lauer, but lack said in a memo to staff that "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been a






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


nbc news fired longtime "today" show host matt lauer on wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.lauer's co-host savannah guthrie made the announcement at the top of wednesday's "today" show. last week, cbs news fired charlie rose after complaints from several women who worked for him.nbc news chairman andrew lack said the network had received a complaint from a colleague on monday night, but gave no details of the alleged misconduct. a review determined it was a clear violation of company standards, he said. it was the first complaint lodged against lauer, but lack said in a memo to staff that "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been a






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


matt lauer's firing as host of nbc's "today" makes him the biggest media figure brought down by sexual misconduct allegations since bill o'reilly and roger ailes lost their lofty positions at fox news channel.in the wave of accusations sweeping through the media, hollywood and politics, the stature and wealth that once served as protection have turned into flimsy shields.lauer has long been a valuable and highly visible part of nbc news and one of the highest-paid figures in the industry, and his downfall shook the network and rippled out across the roughly 4 million "today" viewers who started their day with him.his firing wednesday for what nbc called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague was quickly followed by a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct






matt lauer says he is sorry to anyone hurt by his actions


in his first public comments since being fired by nbc, former “today” anchor matt lauer said thursday he is “truly sorry” to anyone hurt by his words and actions.his former “today” co-host, savannah guthrie, read a statement from lauer at the top of thursday's show, a day after he was dismissed by nbc following an investigation into allegations of what the network said was “inappropriate sexual behavior.” published reports accuse lauer of crude and habitual misconduct with women around the office.lauer said in the statement: “some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized. but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed or ashamed.”he also said that “repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching,” and that he's “committed to begin






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


new york — nbc news fired "today" show host matt lauer for what it said wednesday was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in america brought down so far by the misconduct accusations that have swept through hollywood and the media over the past two months.also, former "prairie home companion" host garrison keillor was cut loose by minnesota public radio over an allegation of "inappropriate behavior." keillor, 75, said he inadvertently put his hand on a woman's bare back in an attempt to console her.nbc news chief andrew lack said in a memo to the staff that the network received a complaint about lauer's behavior on monday and determined it was a clear violation of company standards. nbc said the misconduct started when lauer and a n






replacing matt lauer: is the era of the big-name tv news anchor over?


the ousters of matt lauer and charlie rose amid sex allegations may mean fewer celebrity journalists in the future.        






nbc fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


"today" show host matt lauer was fired for what nbc on wednesday called "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague and was promptly confronted with a published report accusing him of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around the office.with his easygoing charm, lauer has long been a lucrative and highly visible part of nbc news and one of the highest-paid figures in the industry, and his downfall shook the network and stunned many of the roughly 4 million viewers who start their day with him.he is easily one of the biggest names brought down in recent weeks by the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through hollywood, the media and politics.network news chief andrew lack said in a memo to the staff that nbc received a complaint about lauer's behavior on






nbc news fires matt lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior


by david bauder | the associated pressnew york  — nbc news has fired longtime “today” show host matt lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.lauer’s co-host savannah guthrie made the announcement at the top of wednesday’s “today” show. last week, cbs news fired charlie rose after complaints from several women who worked for him.nbc news chairman andrew lack said the network had received a complaint from a colleague on monday night, and a review determined it was a clear violation of company standards. while it was the first complaint lodged against lauer, lack said in a memo to staff that “we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolate






nbc news fires matt lauer over inappropriate sexual behavior


new york — nbc news fired longtime "today" show host matt lauer on wednesday for "inappropriate sexual behavior," making him the second morning television show personality to lose his job because of sexual misconduct charges in a week.lauer's co-host savannah guthrie made the announcement at the top of wednesday's "today" show. last week, cbs news fired charlie rose after complaints from several women who worked for him. nbc news chairman andrew lack said the network had received a complaint from a colleague on monday night, and a review determined it was a clear violation of company standards. while it was the first complaint lodged against lauer, lack said in a memo to staff that "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."lauer, 59, has ho






matt lauer: report detailing harassment allegations surfaces after nbc fires &ap


matt lauer has been terminated for "inappropriate workplace behavior."        






matt lauer issues statement, says repairing damage is now full-time job


former "today" show host matt lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.lauer's first public response to his firing was read by his former co-host, savannah guthrie, on the show where he had worked since 1994 before being fired tuesday night. his downfall was the broadcast's lead story."i regret that my shame is now shared by the people i cherish dearly," lauer said in the statement. "repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and i'm committed to beginning that effort. it is now my full-time job."lauer was fired after an nbc employee came forward monday to detail what nbc news chief andrew lack described as lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior" that began at the sochi olympics in 2014. sin






matt lauer: nbc sacks star today show host over sex allegation


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lauer had a contract worth a reported $20m per year matt lauer, one of the most famous tv news anchors in the us, has been fired by nbc over an allegation of sexual misconduct.nbc said: "on monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by matt lauer."as a result, we've decided to terminate his employment." lauer co-hosts the today show. nbc said it had "reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident".in another bombshell, one of the most beloved voices on us public radio, garrison keillor, was fired.minnesota public radio said an individual who worked with keillor on his variety show, a prairie home companion, had accused him of inappropriate behaviour.there was n






matt lauer scandal: there may be as many as eight victims, lauer breaks his sile


one day after it was revealed matt lauer had been fired for inappropriate sexual behavior at work, journalistic investigations continue.        






matt lauer scandal: there may be as many as 8 victims, lauer breaks his silence


one day after it was revealed matt lauer had been fired for inappropriate sexual behavior at work, journalistic investigations continue.        






katie couric breaks silence on matt lauer: 'i had no idea'


katie couric, who was matt lauer's "today" co-host for several years, broke her silence saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him. couric told people magazine: "i had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after i left." she departed nbc in 2006 to anchor the "cbs evening news" and has been criticized for her silence in the more than a month since lauer was fired. nbc news conducted an investigation of a lauer colleague's detailed complaint of "inappropriate sexual behavior." other women have come forward with accusations against him. "i think i speak for many of my former colleagues when i say this was not the matt we knew," couric told people. "matt was a kind and generous colleague who treated me with respect. in fact, a joke i once made on late-night television was j






matt lauer issues statement, says repairing damage is now full-time job


former "today" show host matt lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.lauer's first public response to his firing was read by his former co-host, savannah guthrie, on the show where he had worked since 1994 before being fired tuesday night. his downfall was the broadcast's lead story."i regret that my shame is now shared by the people i cherish dearly," lauer said in the statement. "repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and i'm committed to beginning that effort. it is now my full-time job."lauer was fired after an nbc employee came forward monday to detail what nbc news chief andrew lack described as lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior" that began at the sochi olympics in 2014. sin






matt lauer scandal: nbc vows no payout, starts in-house probe of how misconduct


how could matt lauer's "appalling behavior" be allowed to happen? nbc launches in-house probe and vows they won't pay remainder of his contract.        






matt lauer, 'today' colleagues joked about harassment in 2012


it would be easy to excuse this five-year-old “today show” clip as a product of less enlightened times when it comes to attitudes about sexual harassment.but in the wake of growing sexual misconduct allegations against ousted host matt lauer — and a report suggesting that nbc executives and other staffers were aware of his behavior — this clip comes across as horrendously tone-deaf. or something much worse.the clip surfaced wednesday on “the daily show” twitter account, shortly after nbc announced that it had fired lauer after receiving a complaint against the longtime “today show” co-host. the complaint involved inappropriate sexual conduct with a female staffer that occurred during the 2014 sochi winter olympics.following nbc’s announcement, the network received at least two more harassm






matt lauer: nbc sacks star today show host over sex allegation


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lauer had a contract worth a reported $20m per year matt lauer, one of the most famous tv news anchors in the us, has been fired by nbc over an allegation of sexual misconduct.nbc said: "on monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by matt lauer."as a result, we've decided to terminate his employment." lauer co-hosts the today show. nbc said it had "reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident".nbc news chairman andy lack said while it was the first complaint about lauer's behaviour in his time there, more than 20 years, it represented a "clear violation of our company's standards".media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionlauer co-host reacts






disgraced matt lauer retreats from social media, deactivates accounts


disgraced “today” show veteran matt lauer has scrubbed his social media accounts just days after being fired from the nbc morning show amid sexual misconduct allegations.as of friday afternoon, the veteran broadcaster appears to have deactivated his verified twitter, facebook and instagram accounts.nbc fired lauer on tuesday night because of concerns over “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” the ouster, and its on-air announcement, took place just before variety published an investigation in which several women levied accusations of misconduct against him. more women have since come forward.on thursday, the former morning show monarch released a public apology addressing the people he hurt. “some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough






should congress handle sex harassment cases like business does?


the weinsteingate wave rolls on, sweeping into its wake matt lauer, the now-former host of nbc’s “today” show. co-hosts savannah guthrie and hoda kotb reported on the story: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. pic.twitter.com/1a3uazpvpb— today (@todayshow) november 29, 2017nbc news chairman andrew lack announced: “while it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at nbc news, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.” (spoiler: there were more complaints. and they were not pretty.)for those keeping score, lauer is






correction: sexual misconduct-the accused story


new york — in a story that nov. 30, and previously moved on nov. 10, nov. 17, nov. 22 and nov. 24, about powerful men who have been accused of sexual misconduct, the associated press reported erroneously that celebrity chef john besh had been accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. the women have accused male superiors at besh's restaurants of systematic harassment, and one woman has accused the celebrity chef of pressuring her into a sexual relationship. besh has said he believes that relationship was consensual.a corrected version of the story is below:anchors, moguls, politicians: the growing list of accusedmatt lauer and garrison keillor added to roster of powerful men accused of sexual misconduct in wake of harvey weinstein scandalnew york (ap) — since the new york times published a






multiple sexual misconduct allegations detailed


like other powerful men who have been brought down by sexual misconduct charges in the past two months, “today show” host matt lauer also is alleged to have exposed himself to female colleagues, to have forced himself on women during ostensibly work-related meetings in his office or in hotel rooms and to have generally used his position at his workplace to silence victims and stay in power.the report in variety was published wednesday afternoon, several hours after nbc announced that it had fired lauer over an allegation that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a female staffer. the inappropriate conduct allegedly started on a trip to the sochi olympics in 2014 and continued for several months, various outlets have reported.among the many disturbing points raised in the var






nbc launches review of lauer behavior, company response


los angeles (ap) — nbc news chairman andrew lack says the company is launching an internal review into matt lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct and how it was able to occur.in a company-wide memo released publicly friday, lack said that’s among the questions employees are asking in the wake of lauer’s firing as host of nbc’s “today.”lack said a nbc universal legal and human resources team has begun what he called a “thorough and timely review.”he said the findings will be shared and acted on, no matter how painful.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.lack’s memo didn’t specify if the report will be made public. nbc publicists didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.lauer, fired this week for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” said he was ashamed by some of the






nbc news fires matt lauer over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'


nbc news says longtime "today" show host matt lauer has been fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior."lauer's co-host savannah guthrie made the announcement at the top of wednesday's "today" show.guthrie read a statement from nbc news chairman andy lack, stating that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague monday night "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" by lauer. lack's statement said the company found that after a serious review of the complaint it represented "a clear violation" of the company's standards, and lauer was terminated as a result.lack added in his statement that it was the first complaint about lauer in more than 20 years at nbc, but "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."the mov






matt lauer: nbc sacks star today show host over sex allegation


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lauer had a contract worth a reported $20m per year matt lauer, one of the most famous tv news anchors in the us, has been fired by nbc over an allegation of sexual misconduct.nbc said: "on monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by matt lauer."as a result, we've decided to terminate his employment." lauer co-hosts the today show. nbc said it had "reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident".in another bombshell, one of the most beloved voices on us public radio, garrison keillor, said he was fired because he touched an upset woman's bare back to console her.minnesota public radio said an individual who worked with keillor on his variety show, a prairie h






nbc: ‘today’ anchor matt lauer fired for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’


matt lauer, the longtime co-host of the "today" show and one of tv's best-known personalities, has been fired by the network, nbc news announced wednesday morning, nov. 29, 2017. (credit: the associated press)by verne gay  [email protected] @vernejgay updated november 29, 2017 7:05 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailmatt lauer, the longtime co-host of the “today” show and one of tv’s best-known personalities, has been fired by nbc news because of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”. lauer, 59, becomes the latest — arguably the biggest — personality to fall in the ongoing shakeout in the entertainment and tv news industry related to sexual harassment. other recent cases of misconduct have also involved corporate executives and politicians.in a memo to the nb






nbc: ‘today’ anchor matt lauer fired for ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’


matt lauer, the longtime co-host of the "today" show and one of tv's best-known personalities, has been fired by the network, nbc news announced wednesday morning, nov. 29, 2017. (credit: the associated press)by verne gay  [email protected] @vernejgay updated november 29, 2017 9:05 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailmatt lauer, the longtime co-host of the “today” show and one of tv’s best-known personalities, has been fired by nbc news because of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” lauer, 59, becomes the latest — arguably the biggest — personality to fall in the ongoing shakeout in the entertainment and tv news industry related to sexual harassment. other recent cases of misconduct have also involved corporate executives and politicians.in a memo to the nbc






lauer responds today, saying that repairing damage is full-time job


new york — former "today" show host matt lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.lauer's first public response to his firing was read by his former co-host, savannah guthrie, on the show where he had worked since 1994 before being fired tuesday night. his downfall was the broadcast's lead story."i regret that my shame is now shared by the people i cherish dearly," lauer said in the statement. "repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and i'm committed to beginning that effort. it is now my full-time job."lauer was fired after an nbc employee came forward monday to detail what nbc news chief andrew lack described as lauer's "inappropriate sexual behavior" that began at the sochi olympics i






top pittsburgh pirates prospects, 2017 fantasy baseball


oh the pirates, a team i was excited to write about due to my fondness for their high end prospects. but much like a beautiful woman with a pretty face and a giant set of sweater puppets, they top heavy. i mean top heavy af, as the kids say on the snapface. seriously, after austin meadows, tyler glasnow, mitch keller, and josh bell, the system falls off a cliff. i found myself 10 players in trying to figure out if there was anyone else to write about besides steven “freaking” brault. sorry noise, i really didn’t want to add insult to injury after that thorough stomping the pats gave the steelers, but it is what it is. razzing aside, it is razz-ball after all, the pirates have 4 prospects i’d like to own everywhere. meadows, glasnow, bell, and keller, and all offer potentially premium ceili