Former ‘Today’ Co-Host Defends Matt Lauer

Apr 29, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A former colleague of Matt Lauer on NBC’s morning staple “Today” has come out in defense of the beleaguered Lauer. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Meredith Vieira defended her former co-host, who has been under fire since the ouster of co-host Ann Curry.

“Even if [NBC] blew it from a PR point of view, you’ve got to move on. I think what is happening to Matt is really wrong," Vieira told the publication.

She added that she is "not interested" in reading "Top of the Morning," a book by New York Times reporter Brian Stelter that looks at the morning TV wars. Naturally, Vieira is mentioned in the book.

"I’m over it … I’ve kind of been-there-done-that, and I don’t know what the interest is,” Vieira said. “I don’t want to get on a high horse, because I understand why people write it. I’m not trying to say he’s wrong to do it, but I look at it and it’s so personal to me. It’s my friends.”

meredith-vieira.jpgMeredith Vieira

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