A member of a political family is a front-runner to replace Matt Lauer on "Today," reports the New York Post. Chris Cuomo, the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, in December 2009 was moved off "Good Morning America," where he had been the news anchor on the show and frequent fill-in host for three years, the story says.
He lost the co-host job on "GMA" to George Stephanopoulos, and shifted to hosting the prime-time program "20/20," the article notes.
The story adds that it doesn’t appear any formal talks have occurred with Cuomo, as NBC wants to convince Lauer to stay with "Today."