Holiday celebrations are rampant at NBC this week, but RadarOnline.com can report shamed former Today host, Matt Lauer, is not a part of them!
This Friday morning, Al Roker celebrated his 40-year anniversary at the network with a festive bash. All was joyful, and even former staffer Katie Couric came back to the show set to surprise him — but no Lauer!
“For a decade the show promoted Al and Matt as brothers, best friends, one big happy family,” a source exclusively told Radar. “Now it’s awkward that they cannot invite ‘dad’ back to the family celebrations.”
Radar readers know Lauer, 60, was ousted by the network last November, when a string of women came forward to accuse him of “inappropriate sexual behavior” in and outside of the workplace.
The insider said, “there was discussion of Matt doing a video message, but executives cut that idea down.” In their minds, “the strategy is simple: to pretend Matt never existed.”
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