Matt Lauer Salary:
How much does Matt Lauer make as host of the today show? $25 million per year.
Matt Lauer net worth and salary: Matt Lauer, born December 30, 1957, is a host of NBC's The Today Show, and has a net worth of $60 million. Lauer graduated from Ohio University, after leaving in 1979 and returning in 1997 to finish his degree through "independent study" experience. He began his television career in 1979 as a producer on a midnight news show in West Virginia. By 1980 he had become a reporter on the 6pm and 11pm newscasts, and also hosted PM Magazine from 1980-1986. He got his first job in New York in 1989, and moved to WNBC-TV in 1992 becoming the co-anchor of Today in New York. He began working for The Today Show as a fill in from 1992-1993, and in 1994 was brought on as a news anchor while still hosting Today in New York and Live at Five. He filled in for various anchors throughout NBC in the 1990s, and was named the official co-anchor of The Today Show on January 6, 1997 alongside Katie Couric. In April of 2006 he announced that he intended to stay with The Today Show until 2011.
Matt Lauer was married from 1982-1989 to a television producer, but the marriage ended in divorce. He dated another television newscaster, Kristen Gesswein, until 1996, and in 1998 he married a Dutch model, Annette "Jade" Roque. She has appeared in Revlon's "The Most Unforgettable Women in the World Wear Revlon" ads. The two briefly separated during Roque's third pregnancy in 2006, but they reconciled their differences after Roque initially filed for divorce.