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Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of ‘Today’ React to Matt Lauer Firing from NBC News

At the start of the Nov. 29 edition of NBC’s morning news program “Today“, anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb reported on the termination of now-former colleague Matt Lauer from NBC News due to sexual harassment of a female employee.

This is a sad morning here today and at NBC News,” Guthrie said. “As I’m sure you can understand, we are devastated. I’m heartbroken for Matt. He is my dear, dear colleague.”

Guthrie said she learned about the news shortly before the show went on air, and added “I am heartbroken for the brave colleague who came forward to tell her story and any other women with their own stories to tell.”

We are grappling with a dilemma that so many people have faced these last few weeks: How do you reconcile your love for someone with the revelation that they have behaved badly?“, Guthrie said.

Even weatherman Al Roker was in a somber mood as he gave the show’s first forecast of the day.

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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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