Matt Lauer Biography

Matt Lauer is the host of NBC’s The Today Show. The famous American journalist and producer has been hosting this show since 1997. Mark Lauer was born as Matthew Todd Lauer on December 30, 1957 in New York City, United States. His mother Marylin Kolmer was a boutique owner and his father Robert Jay Lauer was an executive in a bicycle company. Matt’s parents got divorced when he was very young.

Lauer is married to model Annette Roque. Matt and his attractive wife have three children together.

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Matt Lauer and his wife Annette Roque

In June 2016, Matt purchased a North Haven from Richard Gere, worth $36.5 million. It is a New York City property famous as Strong heart Manor.

If you are a fan of Matt Lauer, you can follow him on his Twitter and Facebook to get updated. Also, his bio, pictures and information you can easily find on the internet sites. Matt has his wiki page as well.

How Old is Matt Lauer?

Lauer is 59 years old. In December 2017 he will celebrate his 60th birthday.

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Matt Lauer on the beach

Matt Lauer Education

Lauer received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University. In 1997 he graduated from School of Media Arts and Studies (before, School of Telecommunications) affiliated to Ohio University. In addition, Mat had also attended Ivy Tech but he dropped out.

Matt Lauer Career

Lauren began his career as a television journalist in 1979. He started working as a producer for WOWK-TV located in Huntington, West Virginia. A year later, in 1980, he started working as an air-reporter for 6 and 11 o’clock news. At the same time, Lauer began traveling across the country and host an array of shows and talk-show programs.

In 1984 Matt Lauer moved to WNEW TV and stayed as a host for two years. From 1989 to 1991, he worked for WWOR-TV’s 9 Broadcast Plaza.

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Matt Lauer (photo from Facebook)

1992 Matt joined WNBC and stayed there till 1996 co-anchoring the show Today in New York. He was also hosting an early evening show called Live at Five. Furthermore, Lauer joined the NBC News in 1992. He is still working for this channel.

From 1992 to 1997, he worked as a replacement newscaster for the show Weekend Today and NBC News at Sunrise. At the same time, Matt served as fill-in news journalist for NBC’s Today as well. He also works as a causal anchor for NBC’s Dateline NBC.

Net Worth and Income

Matt Lauer is one of the most powerful journalists and TV hosts in the United States. He has net worth of around 60 million US dollars. In addition, he makes $28 million annually and he is one of the richest television journalists today.

Matt Lauer Wife and Kids

Matt Lauer is a married man. His wife is a Dutch model Anette Roque. The couple has three children together. However, Anette is not Matt’s first love. He was married to TV producer Nancy Alspaugh from 1982. They divorced after six years of marriage, in 1988. Also, Lauer was dating a journalist Kristen Gesswein in 1996. They had an affair at first, but then enjoyed a promising relationship for a couple of years and were even engaged. Finally, the couple split up in 1996.

After that he started dating his current wife, Annette Roque and they married on October 3rd, 1998. There is a lot of photos from their wedding posted on different websites.

Their first child, a son, Jack Matthew Lauer, was born in 2001. In 2003 the couple welcomed their daughter Romy and finally, son Thijs in 2006.

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Matt Lauer with his children

Matt Lauer’s relationship with his wife had numerous ups and downs. Annette had filed for divorce in 2006while she was pregnant with their third child. She accused Matt of cheating. Moreover, some media headlines suggested that she filed for divorce because of ‘cruel and inhumane” treatment by her husband. She accused Lauer for extreme anger and hostile behavior. The couple, however, reconciled and stayed together after that.

Height and Weight

With the athletic posture and height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall, Matt Lauer is very handsome man. He is trying to keep fit and you can see him jogging or doing his gym workouts regularly.

Matt Lauer Ethnicity and Nationality

Lauer belongs to Jewish ethnic background. Because the USA is Lauer’s birthplace, he is obviously of American citizenship and nationality.

Biography & Facts
Born: December 30 1957
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Jewish
Religion: Jewish
Profession: Television journalist
Net Worth: $ 60 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5 feet and 11 inches
Weight: N/A
Married to: Annette Roque
Affair with: N/A
Children: 3 (Jack Matthew Lauer – Romy – Thijs)
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Education: Ohio University