NBC has met with a well-known TV personality about succeeding "Today" anchor Matt Lauer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network talked about the job with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, the story reports.
NBC executives including "Today" executive producer Jim Bell met with Seacrest earlier this week, the story says. The meeting was part of continued discussions with the "Idol" host, the piece adds.
NBC and Seacrest’s representatives declined to comment, the article notes.
Lauer has reportedly considered moving on from "Today" when his contract expires near the end of 2012, the story says.